Black Lives Matter. Immigration. Sustainability. LGBTQ rights. Mental health in the prison system. Education. Intersectionality. VOX visited Emory’s Youth Theological Initiative to discuss these issues and other social justice issues.
As the new issue VOX Investigates: Immigration approaches, our Q&A with a Muslim Atlanta teen reminds us of the real lives behind the news headlines.
I wanted to spend the last week of Ramadan reporting on what I saw, heard, and tasted. I wanted to shine a light — a miles-wide, fluorescent, neon floodlight — on the positive that is evident every day to me in my community. I reported on Ramadan while remembering that no photo or soundbite can document the vastness of Islam in Atlanta.
“I have always planned on going to a college in the U.S., but people have suggested looking at schools in other countries because of the current political climate in the U.S.”
As our first stop on the Youth Theological Initiative “Praying With Our Feet” Travel Seminar, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, the only church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pastored, became a monumental part of our experience, for reasons no one quite expected.
The true conflict of the play — where the audience becomes absolutely still and speechless — is at the dinner party that Amir and his wife host to celebrate her paintings being shown at a gallery.
Atlanta’s annual gay pride parade may not be the first event that comes to mind when you think of a place of worship but Decatur’s Oakhurst Presbyterian Church is working to change that. As church members marched down Peachtree Street last Sunday, waving rainbow flags and wielding “Love Wins” signs, the 15- person coalition was cheered […]
Their skirts billow in the wind. Their heads glisten with the beautiful scarves they wear with honor.