February 11, 2019

Times change, but the objectives of the demonstrations shouldn’t

Civil Rights Movement tactics may change, but the objectives shouldn’t, said Doris Gary, 85, who participated in the marches of the 1960s and lived in Collegeville when the Rev. Fred…

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January 21, 2019

Faith-based groups meet to review BCRI’s decision on Dr. Angela Davis

Faith in Action Alabama (FAA) held the event at First Presbyterian Church after the BCRI earlier this month announced it would not award Davis the prestigious Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights…

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January 20, 2019

Groups united by civil rights divided by Angela Davis snub

On the eve of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, her organization, Faith in Action Alabama, held a listening event at First Presbyterian Church to bring the groups together. The…

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December 29, 2018

Community Foundation Update (12/29/18)

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has announced grants totaling more than $1.2 million in support of thirty-five nonprofits in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker counties. Grants awarded…

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December 19, 2018

Planned prayer vigil for EJ Bradford marks one month since Galleria shooting

Thursday marks one month since the deadly shooting at the Riverchase Galleria. The group ‘Faith in Action Alabama’ will host a prayer vigil in honor fo EJ Bradford. The vigil will…

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December 17, 2018

Fatal Hoover Police Shooting Prompts Race Debate

The Rev. Mike McClure leads a large mixed-race congregation at The Rock Church in Birmingham.  The controversy has highlighted his role a peacemaker and an advocate for social justice. A few…

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December 16, 2018

White clergy make video supporting protesters, recite ‘Black Lives Matter’

A group of eight white clergy in Birmingham has released a video of them reading a statement in support of current protesters in Hoover who say they’re standing up for…

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