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Seminaries Start Black Lives Matter Courses

posted on December 12, 2016

At National Catholic Reporter, Adelle M. Banks from Religion News Service reports that seminaries are beginning to teach courses on Black Lives Matter, a movement that campaigns against police brutality and racial inequality. Banks writes that a Black Lives Matter course at New York Theological Seminary looks at “historical and contemporary texts that address slavery, mass incarceration, policing and white privilege.” The Rev. C. Vernon Mason, who teaches the course, said, “Part of what we saw as a definite disconnect was the faith community generally — the black church in particular for me — and the Black Lives Matter movement.”

Read at National Catholic Reporter