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Race, Religion, and Black Lives Matter
July 15, 2016
Amid a new wave of Black Lives Matter protests and the killing of five police officers in Dallas, we check in with clergy from predominantly black, and white, congregations. Plus, the art and power of black preaching.
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Faith, Race, and the Police July 15, 2016
The police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile re-ignited Black Lives Matter protests across the country. Then, five Dallas police officers were shot to death by a lone gunman. We do some soul-searching with black and white clergy who’ve been thinking deeply about where we go from here.

Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Pastor of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C.
Rev. Nancy Ladd, Senior Minister at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bethesda, MD
Imam Johari Abdul Malik, Director of Outreach at the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, VA
Rev. Matthew Braddock, Senior Minister at Christ Congregational Church in Silver Spring, MD

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The Art and Power of Black Preaching July 15, 2016
When we listen to the call and response of a jazz trio, we are hearing echoes of black preaching. When we tap our feet to a hip-hop song, we are also hearing black preaching. And when we get caught up in the words of a powerful storyteller, that too is black preaching. This week we listen back to some of the most riveting examples of African-American sermons. Our interview first aired in July, 2010.

Martha Simmons, co-editor of Preaching with Sacred Fire: An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present