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Pastor Michael McBride speaks over the crowd as they staged a die-in on University Ave. in Berkeley symbolizing the fight against police brutality and injustice in the killings of unarmed Black men. Photo by Laura Wong.

Berkeley Churches March Together for “Black Lives Matter Sunday”

A large group of community members and faith leaders marched down University Avenue in Berkeley on Dec. 14 – recognized as “Black Lives Matter Sunday” in churches across the country – with signs that read, [...]
Michael Brown Sr., speaking, and Rev. Amos Brown, Third Baptist Church (second from left).

Michael Brown Sr. Tells SF: “Stand strong and fight.” Mike Brown’s father speaks at Third Baptist and Mission High

Nearly 800 community members and faith leaders packed into the pews of Third Baptist Church on Sunday to hear remarks from Michael Brown Sr. father of the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Ferguson [...]
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with elected officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement officials  Dec. 1 to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to strengthen neighborhoods.
Photo by Lawrence Jackson, White House.

Civil Rights Leaders Meet with President, Call for March on Washington

Leaders of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund participated in a White House meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Monday, while Al Sharpton on Wednesday called for a march on Washington, saying [...]
Protests were held in Oakland on Monday night in response to the St. Louis grand jury's non-indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Photo by Laura Ming Wong.

Clergy Vow Continued Support for Youth Activists Seeking Justice for Mike Brown

By PICO National Network   In response the grand jury decision this week against charging white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting death of 18-year-old African-American youth Michael Brown, faith leaders with [...]
First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church Hosts Concert Series

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland will host a concert series, “Arts Under the Spire,” as the church celebrates 100th anniversary of its building. All concerts will feature the church’s Rosales Opus 16 organ.The first concert [...]