William Bartram’s Travels

By John Bauerschmidt I first came to know of William Bartram in fictional form, as a minor character who appears at the beginning of Kenneth Robert’s novel Lydia Bailey. Bartram has what amounts to a cameo r... Read More...

Shame and Glory of the Evangelicals

By Peter C. Schellhase Evangelical Anglicanism has among its heroes those who took a courageous stand against social injustice. These include William Wilberforce, the English MP who devoted much of his political career to ending the slave trade. Wilberforce... Read More...

Abraham and Sarah, Slaveholders

By Ephraim Radner Abraham and Sarah were slaveholders. Eliezer and Hagar were their slaves. The following is but a brief reflection on how we have interpreted this uncomfortable fact. It offers no grand clai... Read More...

Uncomfortable Genealogy

By Richard Mammana The Yankee is comfortable in his complacency about racial inequality in the United States, imagining himself unsullied by the slaving stains of American history. I was such a one until I began reading the wills of my mother’s New Jersey a... Read More...

Healing the Breach: Thinking Theologically About Reparations

We’ve reached a point in the history of our nation, our Church, and our Communion when we need to balance celebration of gains made in reconciliation and community building with ongoing and disciplined excavations of the “stony road” people of African descent have traversed.