“However, Extravagant The Pretensions Of Johnson V. M’Intosh” by Betty Lyons and Adam DJ Brett

The George Washington Belt, the Two Row Wampum, and the Hiawatha Belt. The Canandaigua, Two Row, and Haudenosaunee Confederacy Wampum Belts. Image by Lindsay Speer, 2008. This article is part of our “200 Years of Johnson v. M’Intosh: Law, Religion, and Native American Lands” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. “Democracy

“Plessy, Prince, and Me: Law, Religion, and the Quest for Racial Justice” by M. Christian Green

Photo by Matthew Bedford on Unsplash. 1896. The year seemed to flash in glaring red lights from the text of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson decision as I was preparing my next lecture for “Law, Religion, and Social Change,” a course that I was teaching at Harvard Divinity School in the fall of

“Banning Black Gods: Law and Religions of the African Diaspora” by Danielle Boaz

Banning Black Gods:Law and Religions of the African Diaspora Danielle Boaz This excerpt is adapted from Banning Black Gods: Law and Religions of the African Diaspora and was recently published by Penn State University Press (2021). Introduction In 2003, Toronto police officers suspected that two Jamaican-Canadian brothers were involved in a series of murders that plagued

“At Home and Among ‘Heathens'” by Matthew J. Cressler

Photo by Robert Tudor on Unsplash. This article is part of our “At Home and Abroad” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan open their edited volume At Home and Abroad: The Politics of American Religion (Columbia University Press, 2020) with an epigraph:

“Contemporary Homeschooling: Black Children’s Best Interests, Freedom from Religion, and Anti-Racism” by Cheryl Fields-Smith and Andrea L. Dennis

Photo by Kelli Tungay on Unsplash This article is part of our “Children and Education Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. “I’m just not going to do that. I’m one of these secular homeschoolers. I am not going to join a church to homeschool. I don’t feel comfortable

“Through the Eyes of James Cone: COVID-19, Police Brutality, and The Black Church” by George Walters-Sleyon

A virtual conference organized in partnership with Brigham Young University Law School, Emory University Law School, Notre Dame Law School, St. John’s University School of Law, and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. View the full video and browse all essays here. Section E. Theological Implications/Reflections (Stephanie Barclay, moderator) “Through the Eyes of

“Representation and Whiteness among the ‘Spiritual but not Religious'” by Dr. Amanda Lucia

Yoga class, Lightning in a Bottle, 2016 / Photo courtesy of author. When I was conducting research for my new book I spent nine years in multiple field sites with people who largely identified as “spiritual but not religious” (SBNR). These people were seeking expansive spiritual experiences, and I followed them through networks of transformational

“George Floyd and James H. Cone: A Conversation With My Adult Children” by Marguerite Spencer

Photo by Cooper Baumgartner on Unsplash The May 25, 2020 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, despite his multiple cries of, “I can’t breathe,” has compelled me to turn to Black theologian James H. Cone for a personal lesson in rebellion. Having spent over a decade working in the civil rights field, and three

“‘Losing Religion:’ Black Lives Matter, the Sacred, and the Secular” by Ari Colston

Photo by Nicole Baster on Unsplash In an interview with Krista Tippet’s theology podcast On Being, prominent civil rights activist and public theologian Ruby Sales considers the role of Black Christianity and Black folk religion in her community organizing. Despite being reared in the Black Baptist tradition, Sales explains that she “lost her religion” during