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America is hurting. America is in pain, and that pain has resulted in a climate of lack of civility towards each other. We are rude to each other, we attack each other physically and verbally over minor incidents. We drive our cars with road rage, we bully chat buddies in chat rooms and social media. We are angry, we are hurting, and noone is paying attention to the cause of that pain.During Biblical times, man blamed the gods for their problems, and searched for way to please the gods and reduce their anger. Animal and human sacrifice was introduced, and the concept of “blood” as the fluid the gods wanted to calm over heated dispositions. Abraham, the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, was directed to kill his son and offer the child’s flesh and blood to the angry gods. The child was saved and another animal gave its flesh and blood.In America, the gods are again angry, and the people are offering the blood of black men, policemen, gay men, Mexicans, new immigrants and anyone able to fit on the alter of slaughter.America needs to deal with her issues and stop trying to sacrifice the blood of its neighbors to please unworthy gods.We are hurting because of health care, education, jobs, psychological issues and just plain meanness. It is time for our politicians to man up, step up to the plate and do the right thing inspired by the God of the universe. Put away the hate and try love.

This short Anthropological overview of America and her education and religious challenges should help the reader to understand something about who we are. America is a nation of creative thinkers- through art- science and education – problems of the world are viewed in an atmosphere of entertainment- […]

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Paterson New Jersey Public Education System could us some help from the Historical Black Churches in America. In an article appearing in the New Jersey Record October 8, 2016, Joe Malinconico, writes ” Paterson widens test score gap.” addressing the New Jersey Education Department PARCC test results. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, suggest that black students are not ready for college or careers. No one is paying attention to the fact that teachers are taught one curriculum in college and tested on different knowledge, or that black students are also taught one curriculum and tested on another. It is the scores that count. Maybe it is time for the Church, the Black church and its members, to again step in and help New Jersey solve a problem that has been recorded in our American education system since its beginning. America can provide toucation to its citizens, when it is in its national and economic interest. The rich have always received the best education, and the poor and minorities were educated to their intended place in society. It was the Black Church that was responsible for the motivation and support of teachers, students and societies in the desire to do the right thing and have social justice for all. It is time for parents to return to the churches, and the educators, black and white, do what they do best, educate the children, inspite of and around the system. Churches in Paterson need to open their doors to After School Centers, and peoples of God, of all faiths and denominations, should educate the students and prove, with God anything is possible. The Catholic Schools educate all students without concern for color or economics, why can’t the Public Schools do the same?

The greatest concern in the normal lives of America is the question of how to improve the educational system in the country. Based on current belief systems, only the white and the privileged receive a quality education in America. This belief has motivated the white and the […]

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Churches can help teachers. Churches can provide a place where teacher can come and receive support from retired teachers, co-workers, college professors and administrators. It take a whole country to educate our children and every citizen should be involved in the process. Teachers need help, not because they lack the competence to do the job, but because our educational system is not fair to students or teachers. Students are taught on one curriculum and tested on a different curriculum. Teachers spend years in colleges taking courses in Instructional Preparation and Instructional Delivery only to discover that classroom teaching and the curriculum they are expected to teach is an entirely different system and expectations. If school systems fail, the teacher is held accountable. If teachers help students too much, it is considered cheating. Many teachers become frustrated or just burnout of the systems. Parents elect to find alternative private or Charter School systems for their children. The community must help the teacher, and the church is part of the community. Riverside Church answered the call to help and set aside a place where teachers can come and receive support from the army of teachers who attend the Riverside church. Riverside Church offers a stop by for God program before and after work, and invites Public School Teachers to some and be nurtured and supported.

Statement of the Problem   Churches have failed many communities located in areas that serve minority populations, and as a results of this failure, young people are questioning the need to attend church. If churches cannot make a dent in the crime population in some communities, then […]

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Riverside Church offers a Spiritual nurturing program for New York City Public School Teachers. Riverside Church has agreed to set aside some time and space for teachers working in the Harlem, Washington Heights and Columbia University community to come and receive instructional preparation support and spiritual nurturing. Our colleges are preparing our teachers, but they are missing the one crucial variable important for successful teaching. Teaching is a demanding and challenging profession. Many teachers burnout because they have given their all. There is a power and a process that can help teachers handle impossible situations. Stopping by for God before entering the classroom can help teacher remain at their post. Teaching is a “Calling” and spirituality is the variable, which sustains the call.

Spiritual Formation for Public School Teachers The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive New York New York 10027 Adding the missing variable of spirituality to the education preparation of public school teachers I am interested in attending a spiritual nurturing program for Public School teachers at the Riverside […]

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Teachers College, Columbia University owes teachers who attended the college in the 1970’s an apology. Teachers who entered the college were caught in a major shift in educational directions in the United States. There was a major focus in the destruction of America through changing the way students were taught, eliminating significant instructional preparation guide lines, developing separate instructional delivery for teachers working in minority community. In simple language, our teacher preparation system dumb down America. Minority teachers were caught in this change, and some fought to prevent the change and were punished. Teachers were taught that minorities were inferior and encapable of learning. Ebonics was introduced, and teachers were encouraged to have low expectations of minority students. Challenging incorrect data on minority students often resulted in failed classes and refusal to grant earned degrees to minority students. This not only hurt students attending the college, but transformed the entire education system in America. Today some school district are trying to correct an injustice and solve the problem with private schools, religious schools and Charter Schools. This was the start of modern day racism, and it will take congressional leadership to eliminate racism from the teacher preparation programs in American colleges and universities. Teachers need an apology, and I am one of them.

       The education crisis in New York City, Patterson NJ and Newark NJ, starts in the City and state universities and teacher education departments. Parents and community leaders cannot solve the problem without going to the source. Educational failure is part of the American culture, without educational […]

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It is time to put down the Torah, the Bible and the Koran and just talk to each other. There is a lot of violence in those sacred books, and if we seek to live by the Books, we will continue to be a violent people motivated by history and confused beliefs. God is still God and still talking and inspiring man. With our heads to far in the history, we are missing the messages and guides for the present and future. Talk to your brother of a different mother, he too has directions and inspirations from a loving Father.

The story of the disciples, who represented the 12 human characteristics of man, demonstrates that the story of Christianity and its evolution is the story of the world. The Christian churches that were established could represent the nations of the world giving birth to itself. What does […]

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The evolution of Christianity is the evolution of history. The story of a child born to a “Virgin” mother and unbelievable understanding husband is only part of the story. Why did this birth of peace cause so much death and destruction in the world? There is another story, there is the story told through Jesus relationship with women. This is a different story, not one surrounded by violence and death, but rather the story about human feelings and relations. What can we learn from Mary and Martha, a family that was close to the heart and ministry of Jesus, and a place where He felt at home and at peace.

Jesus and His disciples arrived at the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha about mealtime. It was Martha who invited them in. Nothing is said in the Bible account about the cordial greetings they exchanged, but an important lesson was recorded during that visit that should positively […]

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Appalachia and the inner cities should put aside any hatreds and indifferences they have for each other and realize that both groups have the same history. Both groups came here in the bottom of boats and some in chains. Both groups represent the foundation of these British North American Colonies, which became the United States of America because of their blood, sweat and tears. The Anglo Saxons play one group against the other in order to make sure they never get together and share their strength and resources. The Anglo Saxon hides records of white or Irish slavery, keeping it out of the education system and public knowledge in general. Both groups are the victims of planned poverty, poor schools, poor health delivery, and poorly trained police departments. Both groups have high incidents of drug addictions through the legal drug pushers, the doctors, who find some way to get mind controlling drugs into the systems of the poor. The Irish warriors who fought and won freedom from the British, and created America, we pushed into the back hills and mountains of Appalachia to be forgotten by a nation, which owes everything to their blood and bravery. Descendants of former African slaves have been dragged kicking and screaming into colleges and universities, giving them the skills to work their way out of poverty. It is time, for the other slave population of our history to run, crawl or jump into a college that can transform lives. These two brothers in American history and injustice, should unite and fight together to make this country what it was intended to be, a land with opportunity for all who understand the struggle and want to be part of God’s great vision for America. Come out of the coal mining towns in the beautiful hills of Appalachia and lead out in the open. The Irish has given us 75% of our presidents, they have given us our education system, and they have given us our spirit, it is time for brotherhood in the elimination of racism and poverty. It is time for black and white together, the inner cities and Appalachia to bring the ship in….immigrants and foreigners cannot do it, the live our glory, but they do not know the story.

WHITE SLAVERY As Shameful As Black Slavery The Irish in Colonial America were considered “Niggers Turned Inside Out” “Negro slavery was efficiently established in colonial America because Black slaves were governed, organized and controlled by the structures organization that were first used to enslave and control Whites. […]

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The Black Church became the urban colleges of the African community, and college attendance was mandatory. It was in this college that psychology, sociology, government, political science, business and management, politics of survival was taught. The youth of the Church were forced to read and memorize scripture, and be able to discuss an analytical meaning of chapter verse and intent, resulting in high academic performance of youth who attended Church.

The Church was a major institution in the lives of the Black community and provided the social service needs of the community. Color does not determine if a Church is to be considered a “Black Church.” The theology of the Black Church comes out of the Historical […]

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You cannot change tradition or culture. You cannot go against the roles of men and women in a society with thousands of years of traditions, habits and beliefs. Evolution is how living systems evolved and changed. Creation begins when the finger of God changes the direction and purpose of living properties and instills the image and likeness into a being. Changing the roles of girls and women throughout the world are evolutionary processes. The creation is a different process. Colleges must be set up to help this process. Colleges do not threaten tradition and do not attack belief systems, colleges provide different pathways to developing an understanding of the mind of God. The creator wants the creations to be made in its image and likeness. Colleges encourages thinking in the image and likeness of God. Colleges takes individuals on journeys where few have gone before. Every Church, large or small should become a College. Family Values College, Occupational Skills College, Life Skills and Health Care College, Intergenerational Colleges, Preparatory And Learning Support Systems. Colleges must become the creation step in the evolutionary path of man.

HOW TO SET UP A CHURCH BASED SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING MATH PROGRAM     Christian churches[1] must become more actively involved in the education of its members. Churches have a vested interest in local school systems. If the schools fail, members of the congregation will transfer their […]

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