Anti-Slavery

Is ‘Unplanned’ the ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ of Our Era?

COMMENTARY: The parallels between the two are too interesting to ignore. By Nicholas Healy, Apr. 14, 2019 In the 1850s the nation was roiled by the issue of slavery. There had been major political compromises regarding slavery both in the nation’s founding documents and in subsequent... read more

Catholic cardinal calls mass migration ‘a new form of slavery,’ says Bible shouldn’t be used to promote it

By Adam Shaw, Fox News, A top African cardinal of the Catholic Church branded mass migration a “new form of slavery” and said those who seek to use the Bible to promote migration are pushing a “false" interpretation of the scriptures. “It is a false exegesis to use the Word of God... read more

HISTORIC: Catholic Church Nears Canonization Of The First Black American Saint

Father Augustus Tolton By PAUL BOIS, March 18, 2019 The Catholic Church stands on the cusp of making history by canonizing the first black American saint, who is also the first black American priest: former runaway slave Father Augustus Tolton. "A nine-member theological commission at the... read more

Nigerian Christian community mourns Boko Haram kidnapping

By Courtney Grogan, Catholic News Service, February 28, 2018 With 110 girls still missing after terrorist group Boko Haram attacked a technical college in Nigeria last week, a priest in the region says “deep sorrow has descended on the once sleepy…town.” Based in northeastern... read more

Commentary: We must let go of the grudges from slavery

By W.F. Twyman Jr. Some time ago, a relative forged another family member’s will, causing a cousin, the rightful heir, to lose all. I did all that I could to right the wrong. Eventually, the crime was exposed and my cousin was able to come into his rightful inheritance. Even so, I never talked... read more

Christians Must Stand Against Racism and with Christ

Written By Jonathon Clay de Hale In the wake of the violent confrontation and death in Charlottesville, Virginia, the response of the church seems curiously one-sided. For example, one of my friends, a pastor, expressed his sadness and anger about the events and that he was grateful for those... read more

Thomas Clarkson’s question–and the answer that changed the world

By Jonathon Van Maren, October 7, 2016 There are moments in the lives of men and women that, in retrospect, shift the course of human history in ways too enormous and too wonderful to even imagine at the time. In those moments, often against their will, their hearts are set ablaze for something... read more