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The Rev. Alvin Edwards (left) visits with  the Rev. Alvin Horton, pastor of First United Methodist Church, during a meeting of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. 
Photo by Richard Lord

Alvin Edwards: To make an impact, the religious community must work together

When crisis hit Charlottesville last summer, local clergy were prepared to help lead, thanks in part to newly rebuilt relationships and trust, says the leader of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective.

Photographs and other items from the Abraham Joshua Heschel archive, including a 1935 Nazi-issued work permit. Courtesy of Abraham Joshua Heschel Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Mel Williams: Moses, Heschel, Jesus and us

Today’s Christians face a troubled world, writes a Baptist pastor and activist. Will they have the spiritual audacity to change it?

Charlottesville clergy march

Charlottesville clergy and others -- such as activist and social critic Cornel West, third from left -- marched in opposition to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Viriginia, which resulted in violent clashes. Photo by Sandi Bachom

Christian voices from Charlottesville

Three people who were part of the organized religious opposition to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, share their experiences.

The author and others marching in Charlottesville

The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas, center with red stole, is flanked by two local rabbis in a procession of clergy and others. The group included Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, wearing white t-shirt and jeans, who called for the statue of Robert E. Lee to be removed. Photo courtesy of Elaine Ellis Thomas

Elaine Ellis Thomas: With love from C'ville

A participant in the clergy response to the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 12 shares her story.

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