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M. Shawn Copeland is a professor emerita of theology at Boston College.

Politics & SocietyWhat Coronavirus Taught Us
M. Shawn Copeland
We must intentionally live and act in hope in order to move into the unknown.
The Living Word
M. Shawn Copeland
The divine affirmation of flesh invests the body with honor, exuberance and grace.
Faith
Stephen ColbertM. Shawn CopelandDaniel J. MislehRamesh PonnuruJames F. KeenanArthur FitzmauriceNatalia Imperatori-LeeKathryn Jean Lopez
Pope Francis’ penchant for cold-calling Catholics has become a well-known sign of his warmth, candor and attention to individuals. And although not everyone can expect to receive a personal phone call from the pope it does not hurt to be prepared. So we asked a few members of the fai
COLOR LINES. This wall, pictured in 2005, was built in the 1940s to enforce residential segregation in Detroit. The wall still stands, even though neighborhoods on both sides are now uniformly African-American.
FaithFaith
M. Shawn Copeland
After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., James H. Cone denounced the lukewarm responses of mainline Protestant and Catholic Christians to the plight of black Americans.
Books
M. Shawn Copeland
'Wounds That Would Not Heal' by Russell Nieli
M. Shawn Copeland
From the beginning of his ministry, Jesus preached a message that was familiar enough so that those who came to hear him could recognize their religious tradition. At the same time, that message was edgy, distinctive enough to make them uncomfortable, even as it stirred their hearts to want God more