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Arts & CultureBooks
Michael Vaccari
Peter S. Canellos provides us with a fascinating biography of a Supreme Court judge who was the sole dissenter in both the Civil Rights Cases (1883) and in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), in which the court held that the Constitution established the separate-but-equal doctrine.
Fannie Lou Hamer, a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, enters the 1964 National Democratic Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.
FaithShort Take
Chris Crawford
As the pro-life movement prepares for the possibility of a post-Roe America, there are several lessons it can learn from Hamer’s advocacy and the civil rights movement.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Nathan Schneider
Now is an opportune time to do the right thing—to defund the police and invest in a diversified strategy for public safety and well-being.
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
Quincy Howard
I never imagined my vocation as a Dominican sister would entail being arrested by the Secret Service and spending a night in the Washington, D.C., Central jail.
Pope Francis shakes hands with Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., during a private audience at the Vatican.
FaithPodcasts
Gloria Purvis
Gloria Purvis talks with Bernice King about how white Christians have responded to racist incidents, the concept of racial colorblindness and the New Testament roots of nonviolent resistance.
Police detain a person during protests in Havana July 11, 2021. Thousands of Cubans took to the streets to protest a lack of food and medicine as the country undergoes a grave economic crisis aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic and U.S. sanctions. (CNS Photo/Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Cuba’s religious superiors endorsed “the principle that all citizens have a legitimate and universal right to express their grievances in an orderly and peaceful way in public” and urged the immediate release of detained protesters.