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18 articles found.

SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

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Citizenship

 2 records found

Mail-In Voting Update by Stu Johnson


(September 1, 2020)
Do it early!…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Government News Politics Racism and Inequality Voting & Elections


How Should I Vote? by Stu Johnson


(August 8, 2020)
Will COVID-19 impact the way you vote?…
Topics: COVID-19 Government News Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Voting & Elections



Communication

 1 record found

The Facebook Threat by Stu Johnson


(October 16, 2020)
Increasing concerns for the role of Facebook in fueling social strife…
Topics: Civility Crime, Justice, Punishment Freedom Internet Media Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Technology Trends Voting & Elections



Education

 1 record found

Narrowing One Gap by Stu Johnson


(June 13, 2020)
A glimmer of hope at a dark hour…
Topics: Demographics Education Hopes & Dreams Racism and Inequality Social Movements Statistics Trends



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

Thirst-Quenching Heavenly Reign by George Garrison


(January 22, 2021)
A pastor reflects on the contrast between earthly government and the promise of the heavenly reign to come…
Topics: Beliefs Current Events, News Faith God Government Hopes & Dreams Politics Racism and Inequality Voting & Elections


Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison


(September 3, 2020)
Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension…
Topics: Civility Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith Racism and Inequality Relationships



Government & Politics

 1 record found

Will I be Counted? by Stu Johnson


(August 21, 2020)
Don't be left out of the 2020 Election or Census!…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Demographics News Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Statistics Voting & Elections



History

 1 record found

Now is Undoubtedly a Good Time for Reflecting, Looking Back by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 31, 2020)
The end of World War II…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) COVID-19 Family History Inspiration Memory (failing, improving) Racism and Inequality War



Holidays

 3 records found

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rules for Protestors by James N. Watkins


(January 18, 2021)
Wisdom for a time such as this…
Topics: Civility Faith Holidays Politics Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division


Keeping the Dream Alive in 2021 by Stu Johnson


(January 18, 2021)
Thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021…
Topics: Civility Current Events, News Holidays Hopes & Dreams News Patriotism Politics Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Media Social Movements Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections


A Thanksgiving Like No Other by Stu Johnson


(November 20, 2020)
Virtual choirs and videos to help us be grateful during a most unusual year…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Music Racism and Inequality Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Voting & Elections



News & Current Events

 6 records found

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright


(April 23, 2021)
Sanctified bigotry, or unity and diversity solutions?…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Grace News Racism and Inequality Relationships Religion Social Issues Trust Unity, Unified Values


Unprecedented, Not! by Stu Johnson


(January 3, 2021)
2020 was quite a year, but not without precedent . . . setting expectations for 2021…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment History Knowledge Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Voting & Elections


Mobs and the Workplace by Veronique De Rugy


(July 30, 2020)
'Cancel Culture' needs to slow down…
Topics: Communication Current Events, News Freedom Language, Meaning News Racism and Inequality Social Issues Social Movements


Explaining White Privilege By Lori Lakin Hutcherson


(June 26, 2020)
An honest response to a white friend…
Topics: Current Events, News History News Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values


Destroy or Be Constructive by Bill Nichols


(June 7, 2020)
More than ever, the church needs to follow Jesus' example…
Topics: Civility Compassion Crime, Justice, Punishment Discipleship Faith Jesus Racism and Inequality Religion Social Issues Trust Values


The Whole World is Watching . . . Again by Stu Johnson


(June 5, 2020)
Will the response to George Floyd's death be a game-changer?…
Topics: Compassion COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Dying and Death Faith News Racism and Inequality Social Issues Social Unrest, Division



Relationships

 1 record found

White, 'woke' . . . and 'privileged' by James N. Watkins


(July 10, 2020)
Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News History News Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements