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From church ministry to criminal justice reform

Compassion | Christians who banded together to help struggling churches take on a bigger challenge
by Charissa Koh
Posted 9/02/20, 12:53 pm

After George Floyd’s death in late May, Kathy Branzell, who is white, contacted her nonwhite friends with a request. “There’s a lot that I don’t know that I don’t know,” she said. “I just wanted to lean in and listen.”

One of those friends was political strategist and attorney Justin Giboney, president of the And Campaign, which promotes “Biblical values and social justice.” He shared with Branzell an idea he had for an organization to unite Christians from different backgrounds and political parties to advocate for racial justice.

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Governor sends backup to Portland

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/31/20, 05:55 pm

Authorities have arrested more than 600 people in connection with ongoing protests, vandalism, and violence in Portland, Ore., since late May. Gov. Kate Brown is sending the Oregon State Police to the city to help keep the peace after the fatal shooting of a Trump supporter on Saturday. Police arrested 29 people and declared an unlawful assembly on Sunday night.

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Portland shooting sparks political blame game

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/31/20, 03:52 am

A man belonging to the far-right group Patriot Prayer was fatally shot Saturday after a caravan of 600 vehicles filled with supporters of President Donald Trump drove through Portland, Ore., and clashed with Black Lives Matters protesters. It is unclear if the shooting is directly linked to the skirmishes as authorities investigate. Joey Gibson, the founder of Patriot Prayer, identified the victim as Aaron “Jay” Danielson.

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