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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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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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