Where does it hurt?

    September 19, 2016

     

    WASHINGTON, DC  AUGUST 15:  Ruby Sales, a veteran of the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s, is photographed in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, August 15, 2015.  Sales was almost killed 50 years ago, August 20, 1965, when a segregationist part time sheriff fired a shotgun at unarmed protesters who had just gotten out of jail. At the last moment, Sales was pushed out of the line of fire by an Episcopal seminarian, who was killed in her place. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

    That’s a question the civil rights icon Ruby Sales learned to ask during the days of that movement. It’s a question we scarcely know how to ask in public life now, but it gets at human dynamics that we are living and reckoning with. At a convening of 20 theologians seeking to reimagine the public good of theology for this century, Ruby Sales unsettles some of what we think we know about the force of religion in civil rights history, and names a “spiritual crisis of white America” as a calling of this time.

    Ruby Sales/Veteran’s of the Civil Rights Movement

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    http://www.onbeing.org/program/ruby-sales-where-does-it-hurt/8931

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