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University of Texas takes down Confederate statues

by Evan Wilt
Posted 8/21/17, 11:01 am

The University of Texas at Austin removed three Confederate monuments early Monday in an attempt to avoid controversy before students return to campus for the fall semester. University President Greg Fenves announced the decision Sunday evening and maintenance crews began work overnight. Fenves said after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12 he could no longer justify retaining the statues of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster General John Reagan located on campus.

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Championing God’s transforming truths in a divided world

Race Issues | Christians are called to counter the toxic ideologies found within American culture
by Scott Allen
Posted 8/19/17, 02:03 pm

One week ago, a death in Charlottesville, Va., showed us the danger embedded in our current national divisiveness. We have great need for the transforming truth that the Bible brings to bear not just on personal questions but on how to live together in a providentially pluralistic country. 

Scott Allen, president of the Disciple Nations Alliance, has seen societies abroad wrecked when one group of humans considers itself superior, or more highly evolved, than another. 

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Duke University removes Lee statue from chapel

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/19/17, 11:15 am

Duke University removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its campus chapel early Saturday morning. Lee’s likeness, which was vandalized earlier this week, stood among statues of nine other historical figures related to Methodism, Protestantism, and the American South at the entryway to Duke Chapel, an ecumenical place of worship in Durham, N.C., that has roots in the United Methodist Church.

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