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NCOE Partners with Southern Movement Assembly

The Southern Movement Assembly is committed to creating a region-wide Southern infrastructure to advance and regenerate the Southern Freedom Movement in the 21st century.  It has three Southern initiatives:  A New Economy, A People’s Democracy, and Protect and Defend Our People.  We work from a blueprint created from what we have learned in our regional […]

Detroit Is Not a Movie

‘Detroit’ is a case study of the limits of the white gaze. By Frank Joyce / AlterNet August 3, 2017, 6:58 AM GMT 2.7K190 Print 100 COMMENTS Still from the movie Detroit. Photo Credit: Screenshot / YouTube Are you thinking of seeing Kathryn Bigelow’s movie Detroit? Don’t. Read John Hersey’s book The Algiers Motel Incident instead. It is one of the […]

NCOE BREAKING SILENCE PROJECT A SUCCESS

In 2016,  The National Council of Elders decided to commemorate 50th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic antiwar speech,  delivered April 4,  1967 at the Riverside Church in New York City.  Others, including Riverside Church also honored the speech.  Originally sponsored by Clergy and Laity Concerned,  the speech has special resonance for […]

Catherine Meeks has recently been appointed as Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta

Catherine Meeks has recently been appointed as Founding Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in Atlanta. The Center will replace and expand the work of the Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism which will be decommissioned in November, 2017. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church has entered a partnership […]

What Keeps Me Out of Bars – John Fife

Hey Elders, Sure will miss seeing all of you. I know you understand that the movement we called “Sanctuary” in the ’80’s has become relevant since the election in faith communities, cities and counties, universities, and now states. I can’t be with you for check-in on the 17th but the link below will give you […]

Updates on my work for the past few months – Catherine Meeks

1. Publication of edited volume Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America in November 2016. The book has been distributed to all of the Episcopal Bishops in the United States and thirteen countries by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry with the request that they consider it for book studies in their respective dioceses. Book studies […]