By Rodney Sadler The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “When any of you sin and commit a trespass against the…
By Joshua T. Morris On November 11, we set aside a day to commemorate Veterans Day. Originally designated as Armistice…
2023-2024 Academic Year By Erin Mills The Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation welcomes four new Student Ambassadors for the…
Sadler in his article attempts to reframe the conversation about the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel—a conflict that has left many people feeling angry and frustrated. Despite the urgency of the situation, the global community has done little to end the conflict once and for all. This is not a forever conflict, and it is not a religious or historical battle. It is a result of European colonialism in the 19th and 20th centuries and a strategy of pitting people against each other to make them easier to control. Both sides have been told different “wrong stories” to demonize the other, but they are really just brothers. Sadler’s article narrates the conflict through the story of two brothers who follow a similar path to Palestine and Israel and are eventually able to realize their commonalities.
A Seminarian’s Reflection By Meg Kelly I love homegrown produce. There is nothing like spending time in the garden weeding,…
Marking an anniversary and reflecting on a decade’s worth of witness and prayer, Rodney Sadler recounts the beginnings of the Moral Monday movement, outlines its progress since, and names his hopes for its prophetic work into the decades to come.
Dangerous Dialogues is a series of conversations around timely and contentious issues begun by the Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation to address chronic and emerging areas of injustice fracturing our communities and requiring redress. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Center has focused the bulk of their Dialogues on to bring greater clarity and understanding around our unhoused neighbors.
Rodney Sadler weaves together the hope of the resurrection with its implications for justice as a concrete outcome of the Easter story.
Deeply committed to issues of equality and intellectual curiosity, Claude Forehand seeks ways to intersect these passions though his own writing, teaching, and activism.
Intended to be a practical engagement with the journey of Lent, Paul Galbreath’s resource is an excerpt from a larger work walking readers through the preparatory season.
Each January, the Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation at Union Presbyterian Seminary sponsors the African American Preaching Series. Intended to highlight the prophetic character and dynamic engagement of the homiletic tradition within the African American church, the 2023 series featured two nationally recognized preachers, Rev. Graylan Hagler and Rev. Jimmie Hawkins.
Since our nation’s inception, we have struggled with ways to adequately address the varied causes and necessary responses to the needs of our neighbors without homes. In recent years, there has been an increase in efforts to vilify those without homes. Sadly, many of those working to cause greater marginalization of the already marginalized are people of faith.
The Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation was conceived with a view of the church in the world. As an organ of Union Presbyterian Seminary, it has an internal commitment to helping our Seminary faculty, students, and staff consider where the Reign of God intersects with the issues of justice in this world.
The 2022 Just Preach / Just Act preaching series welcomed Rev. Dr. William C. Turner Jr., and Rev. Nelson Johnson and Joyce Johnson, for three events.
Union Presbyterian Seminary at Charlotte is pleased to offer an exhibit of historic photographs of the Civil Rights Movement and many of its key leaders. The photographs are all from a collection established by Wade Burns, husband of alum and current Charlotte student Susie Burns.
Poetry by Union Presbyterian Seminary alumna and director of Yaupon Place, Emily Nice
A guide to having a a discussion of “Race” as a concept using the Gospel and exploring other concepts.
Walking with Jesus, watching his interventions, and listening to his sermons and parables, we see that modern day issues like hunger, disease, and political violence are not new.
Rev. Rodney Sadler explores the Second Amendment theologically and its potential problematic character for the life of faith.
In this poem, seminarian DiAndra Brooks reflects on her time spent engaged with the Spartanburg Opportunity Center.
In nine days, participants visited eight cities and returned transformed souls. The history of struggle for African American equality became clearer through two Seminary sponsored travel seminars.
Student ambassadors reflect on their time serving for the Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation.