I was a civil rights activist in the 1960s. But it’s hard for me to get behind Black Lives Matter.

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I was a civil rights activist in the 1960s. But it’s hard for me to get behind Black Lives Matter.

Washington Post Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology As the rapper Tef Poe sharply pointed out at a St. Louis rally in October protesting the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.: “This ain’t your grandparents’ civil rights movement.”… View full article quoting expert Pamela Lightsey

A week to remember and recommit

The Daily News of Newburyport Keith Magee, School of Theology Amidst these memories of violence, conflict and the loss of life, this week also saw the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act… Expert quote: “I came to Boston University School of Theology because it was a place where the social gospel […]

Why the South Is the Region With the Fewest Breweries

The Atlantic Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology It may be hard to imagine now, but American ale-drinkers previously had few alternatives to the mass-produced beers that The Economist once (not incorrectly) deemed “fizzy dishwater.”… Expert quote: “Between the two of them, they account for a very large proportion of the population in the South.” View […]

Fasting for Lent: Why evangelical Christian millennials are embracing the ritual

The Oregonian Karen Westerfield Tucker, School of Theology One year, 22-year-old Bethany Mark tried to go vegan. The next, she skipped coffee. Her annual spring fasts aren’t about bettering herself or saving the environment. They’re her 21st Century way of observing Lent, a 40-day Christian season of preparation for Easter… Expert quote: “Evangelicals are now coming […]