The U.S. Postal Service will soon release a stamp commemorating Richard Allen, the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Scheduled to go on sale next Tuesday, the stamp's release is meant to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the A.M.E. Church.
Roy Betts, spokesperson for the Postal Services, explained to The Christian Post in an interview the reason for the stamp. more >>
The highly acclaimed Erwin brothers film, "Woodlawn," is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, and lead actor Caleb Castille says it's a must-see because the movie shows that faith and sports can bridge the racial divide.
"Woodlawn" is based on a true story of one of the first African-American star football player, Tony Nathan, and the spiritual awakening during the 1973-1974 season at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama, amid forced racial integration of public high schools.
Castille made his film debut as the lead role of Tony Nathan alongside actors Jon Voight, Sean Astin, Sherri Shepherd, and DeVon Franklin. more >>
Ron Sider, professor emeritus at Palmer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and founder of Evangelicals for Social Action, charged Thursday that white Evangelicals should get behind the Black Lives Matter movement because it is a pro-life issue.
Sider, who Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, introduced at the Evangelicals for Life conference in Washington D.C. as "a model of Christian conviction and courage," criticized parts of the pro-life movement for what he sees as a "fundamental inconsistency" in how life-threating social causes beyond abortion, like racism and poverty, are treated.
"For many decades, I have believed and taught that Christians should act on the belief that from the moment of conception we're dealing with persons, human beings made in the image of God. Choosing to end the lives of innocent persons is simply wrong. For many decades therefore, I have been a part of the movement to reduce abortion by legislation and through supporting programs to assist unwed pregnant mothers. I'm happy my friends and honored to be a part of this gathering," Sider noted in his delicately balanced comments. more >>
A community college in Oregon has declared that April will be "Whiteness History Month," a project that is designed to explore how the "construct of whiteness" has created racial inequality in the United States.
Portland Community College, which is attended by nearly 90,000 students each year, announced on its website that the initiative that was launched by a subcommittee of the college's Cascade Campus Diversity Council.
According to a website created by the college to explain the project, Whiteness History Month will be unlike most heritage months since it will not be a "celebratory endeavor." The website states that "whiteness originates racism" and explains that the purpose behind the project is to foster solutions for community and social issues that stem from racism. more >>
Lead Pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, Steven Furtick called prejudice a poisonous snake and challenged his congregation to keep the scourge in check by not passing it down to children.
"I wanna give you a little challenge today from my personal experience called 'It's in your hands,'" Furtick said in a video clip posted on his Facebook page on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
"God told me to just bring you a simple message today and ask you 'what are you passing on?' I believe that the essence of the Gospel is acceptance," he said before reading Scripture from Matthew 7:9-12. more >>
A police officer in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been put on administrative leave after encouraging social media users to "run over" Black Lives Matter protesters participating in a march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Police in the Midwestern city have said they are conducting an investigation regarding the police officer who allegedly posted the controversial message on the Pioneer Press' Facebook page over the weekend. While the officer's name hasn't officially been released to the public, a police spokesperson told CNN this week that the officer in question has been with the department for over 20 years.
Social media users alerted local officials when they noticed a disturbing Facebook post written over the weekend by "JM Roth," a member of the St. Paul Police Department, that tells civilians they can run over Black Lives Matters protesters who block the street. more >>