Tag Archives: Carl Spain Center for Race Studies & Spiritual Action

‘Color of Compromise’ Author coming to ACU

Jemar Tisby, an author, speaker, and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, will be guest speaker for the 2021 Don Williams & Royce Money Distinguished Lecture Series at Abilene Christian University Feb. 10-11, 2021. The series is hosted by The Carl Spain Center on Race Studies & Spiritual Action at ACU. Tisby holds a bachelor’s degree from the University

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McMurry, ACU HOSTING UNITY Vigils

McMurry and Abilene Christian universities are hosting rallies and vigils Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The ACU Carl Spain Center on Race Studies & Spiritual Action is hosting a Community Rally & Press Conference Calling for National Unity with leaders of the Abilene community at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the ACU Amphitheater, located near the bell tower. This Community Rally

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ACU’S Carl Spain Center Issues ‘Letters of Conscience’

The Carl Spain Center on Race Studies & Spiritual Action, housed at Abilene Christian University, has issued a series of letters, collectively titled “The Letters of Conscience to the Churches in America: A Courageous Christian Response to White Supremacy.” The letters were written by men and women from a variety of walks of life, including many familiar to Abilenians, with

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PRAYERS FOR THE OVERLOOKED

Editor’s Note: The Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action was founded in 2018 at Abilene Christian University. Beginning Monday, April 13, the center will release a weekly prayer guide for communities that are threatened to be disproportionately impacted by the spread of the coronavirus. To get the weekly release, go to https://carlspaincenter.org and click on “Contact Us”

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ICAN HONORS ‘HEROES’

By LORETTA FULTON No greater tribute could have been paid to the Civil Rights giant Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniverary of his assassination than the “sermon” delivered April 4 by Dr. Jerry Taylor. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Exactly 51 years later, Taylor, a religion

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HISTORY REMEMBERED

By LORETTA FULTON A disturbing but significant piece of local history will be commemorated in a public ceremony April 13 when soil is collected to add to a national project marking the sites of lynchings in America. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at 341 Ash. St., where Grover C. Everett of Sulphur Springs was shot to death at the

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