Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

Category: Christian Social Ethics

  • Politics, the Pulpit and the People, Part II

    Politics, the Pulpit and the People, Part II

    Originally published by the Michigan Chronicle August 10-16, 2016 Whether the church should become involved in politics is still hotly debated, but the truth is many persons of diverse religious backgrounds have been called to leadership in politics. Countless examples of people filling their religious duties and civic obligations with outstanding records of public service…

  • “The Power of Forgiveness.”

    “The Power of Forgiveness.”

    The past week people have been amazed and perplexed at the forgiveness offered to the murderer of the slain victims by their family members in Charleston South Carolina. Some have observed that such forgiveness is impossible to render given the horror of the crime, the depths of the family’s pain, the repetition of such horrendous…

  • “Still Marching and Working for Justice.”

    “Still Marching and Working for Justice.”

    The march for justice today in Washington D.C. led by the Reverend Al Sharpton and other leaders from across the nation will once again call attention to the recent rash of deaths of black men and boys by police and the failure of the legal system to hold them accountable for their actions. These and…