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Memorial Service at Emanuel AME Church

The Rev. William H. Lamar IV, (center, in the pulpit), at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C., at a June 21, 2015, service which honored the nine victims of the mass killing in Charleston, South Carolina.
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William H. Lamar IV: Reject the myth of redemptive violence

In the aftermath of the mass killings in Charleston, South Carolina, church leaders must begin having real conversations about the truth of America’s history and its mistaken belief in the myth of redemptive violence, the pastor of Metropolitan AME Church says in this interview.

Mural depicting Archbishop Oscar Romero

Mural of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, one of the best-known proponents of liberation theology. Romero was assassinated in 1980 while offering Mass. This year, Pope Francis declared Romero a martyr.
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Richard J. Mouw: Pentecostalism, liberation theology and biblical leadership

Christian leadership is possible only when leaders are in turn led by God, writes the former president of Fuller Theological Seminary. That is something that even liberation theologians and Pentecostals can agree upon.

The Rev. Dr. Craig Kocher comforts Michael Dougher, the fiance of Natalie Lewis, a University of Richmond staffer who was killed in a hot-air balloon accident in May 2014. At right is Lewis' sister, Caroline.
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Craig T. Kocher: Leading institutions through public tragedy

An institution's response to a crisis should reflect the core virtues that shape the community’s ongoing life and sense of purpose, writes the chaplain at the University of Richmond.