John Lewis’ co-author talks faith, voting rights and their new graphic novel, ‘Run’

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(RNS) — Famed congressman John Lewis once told his then-campaign worker Andrew Aydin how a comic book depicting the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. played a key role in raising awareness about the civil rights movement. Decades later, Lewis and Aydin teamed up to create the award-winning “March,” a graphic novel trilogy. Now, Aydin is … Read more

‘This is our Selma moment,’ clergy leaders announce on eve of 27-mile voting rights march to Austin

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(RNS) — Fifty-six years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands of clergy and laypeople on a 54-mile voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, the state capital of Alabama. On Wednesday (July 28), the Rev. William J. Barber II will lead a similar contingent on a four-day, 27-mile march from Georgetown to … Read more

Co-chair of Poor People’s Campaign among nearly 100 women arrested at march for voting rights in D.C.

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(RNS) – Nearly 100 protesters were arrested Monday (July 19) at a women’s march in Washington, D.C., while advocating for legislation to protect voting rights and demanding relief for marginalized and impoverished Americans. The Women’s Moral Monday March on Washington, organized by leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign, marked the anniversary of the 1848 Seneca … Read more

AME Church bishops address COVID-19, critical race theory as major meeting opens

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(RNS) — The bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church opened their denomination’s major meeting — a year after it was delayed due to the coronavirus — with a call for greater worldwide access to COVID-19 vaccines and testing. “Joining our ecumenical and interfaith partners, we call on the United States government to expedite equity … Read more