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Author Curtis Ramsey-Lucas

Curtis Ramsey-Lucas is editor of The Christian Citizen, a publication of American Baptist Home Mission Societies.

The church is both a household and a body politic. When churches recover and live in alignment with the gospel’s political claims, they will attract the attention and even ire of the powers and principalities of this world. […] Read More

The mass shooting during services at the Tree of Life synagogue confronts us with our complicity in failing to address the rise of anti-Semitism in our society. We must do better. […] Read More

Meeting in Zurich, members of the Baptist World Alliance adopted a resolution challenging the zero-tolerance policy of the Trump administration to deal with the crisis on the U.S. southern border. […] Read More

On April 5, 1968, the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Sen. Robert F. Kennedy spoke at the City Club of Cleveland. Kennedy’s speech on the “mindless menace of violence” continues to resonate. Less than 24 hours earlier, Kennedy was campaigning in Indianapolis for the Democratic nomination for president. There, at an […] Read More

Dick Thornburgh was recognized at a March 13 event in Washington, D.C., for his leading role in the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and his lifelong commitment to the civil rights of people with disabilities. Thornburgh attended the event with his wife, Ginny, herself a longtime disability rights advocate. Shortly after George […] Read More

Ian Johnson, Beijing-based author of “The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao,” has given considerable thought to the reasons that Christianity and other religions are growing in China. At a recent Council on Foreign Relations event in New York, Johnson noted that the rapid urbanization of China has resulted in alienation with […] Read More

In an article just prior to the 100-day mark of Donald Trump’s presidency, Rich Harwood asks, “What about ‘our’ first 100 days – how are we responding to the challenges around us?” Not well, according to Harwood. He notes that the extreme anger and elation after the president’s election have only deepened since and that […] Read More

Some will object that there is no place for the church in politics. After all, politics is a messy and conflicted business. Why would anyone involve the church in that? In his essay “How We Got That Way,” Walter Shurden notes that on issues such as religious liberty and church-state separation, Baptist identity has been […] Read More

The persistence of poverty, and in particular of children living in poverty, prompts the question: What can (and can’t) government do to respond? Complicating matters is the fact that this question is raised in an environment of general skepticism regarding the efficacy of government programs to alleviate poverty. There is much government cannot do, yet […] Read More

With several key reports due in the coming weeks, the war in Iraq is sure to continue to dominate the headlines as well as the time and attention of a Congress just back from its August recess. Over the next two weeks, defense, foreign-policy and intelligence committees will hold a series of hearings to consider […] Read More