"I heard a voice from heaven saying, 'Son, let this woman be a bride to you in the restoration of my people. Let her be a mother for these people, regenerating souls through the salvation of spirit and water.'" (Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Black Lives are Sacred Day 6: Lift Every Voice and Sing

Maybe this faithfilled, lamenting, hopeful hymn should become our national anthem, not just the "Black National Anthem"? I never knew that the Star Spangled Banner only became the anthem in the first decades of the twentieth century. And I definitely never knew that its third verse is a heartbreaking celebration of the slaughter of the courageous escaped slaves who, like the Native Americans resisting our imperialism and genocide, fought for the British in the War of 1812. Please prayerfully read the brief article and definitely watch the moving fifteen minute video at the bottom made by college students.

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