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Exploring the Role of Christianity in Slavery

During the U.S. slave era, Christianity served both to justify slavery and to sustain those who experienced life as slaves. That "complicated and ugly" history is the subject of the Academy Award nominated "12 Years a Slave." A 7 3/4-minute news video prepared by correspondent Deborah Potter for Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, a source for cutting edge reporting at the intersection of religion and culture, explores the ambiguous role of Christian faith in the slavery institution and its abolition. Extended interviews with director Steve McQueen and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Princeton Theological Seminary professor Yolanda Pierce offer additional perspective on the movie's themes.

 

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The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

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Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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