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Stories by Peter Laarman
Peter Laarman is a United Church of Christ minister and activist.
How White Americans Who Called Themselves 'Enlightened' Invented Racial Segregation
Posted on: Jul 28, 2016, Source: Religion Dispatches
In the 19th century, widespread emancipation without separation of the races was unthinkable.
Yale Clings to Racist Legacy—And Cash... Lots of Cash
Posted on: Jul 27, 2016, Source: Religion Dispatches
Let's take a closer look at the history of this Ivy League university.
10 Important Religion Stories in America This Year That the Media Mostly Missed
Posted on: Dec 21, 2015, Source: Religion Dispatches
Here are some lines of inquiry one wishes mainstream journalism would pursue—or pursue with more brio.
Red, White, and Blue No Longer: Religion and A Non-White American Future
Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: Religion Dispatches
Bad religion reinforces racial hierarchies and plantation capitalism. Can good religion help us face a more diverse future?
Why Do Christians Worship Greed?
Posted on: May 20, 2009, Source: Religion Dispatches
Only in America can one find significant numbers of Christians who argue that unfettered capitalism represents God's Plan for human thriving.
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