Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

Tag: equality

  • Beyond Our Walled Streets

    Beyond Our Walled Streets

    Delivered on the Lord’s Day | July 25, 2010 Luke 10:25-37 It is the nature of democracy to have competing interests among citizens that often create conflict between them. There is tension between have and have not, rich and poor, black and white which thankfully has compelled our country to look squarely at itself, shed…

  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    September 14, 2006 Nearly forty have passed since the death of Martin Luther King Jr, but the struggle for Civil and Human Rights continue in America today. The 1960’s represented a time in our nation when people of all colors, genders and religious persuasions joined together as once voice to speak against the continuing injustices…

  • Democracy in Peril: Voting our Values and Valuing Our Vote

    Democracy in Peril: Voting our Values and Valuing Our Vote

    South Oakland County NAACP, October 6, 2007 Today as we look out over our beloved country, would it be an exaggeration to say that our democracy is in grave peril; that the ship of state appears to be nose-diving into a deep abyss; that special interests appear to be corroding our basic freedoms, rights and…

  • The Issue is Still Freedom

    The Issue is Still Freedom

    Delivered at the AFSCME Banquet. Martin Luther King. Jr. Celebration. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Dearborn Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan. February 10, 2007 We gather today to pay tribute to a man who was one of America’s greatest freedom fighters. His legacy of non-violent social change is perhaps one of the greatest stories…

  • Defending Progressive Moral Values Against Religious Intolerance

    Defending Progressive Moral Values Against Religious Intolerance

    A presentation to the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR), May 23, 2005 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Royal Oak, Michigan. Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III I want to call attention to some of the troubling trends that I see developing between conservative Evangelicals and conservative Republicans in their efforts to consolidate political power and homogenize…

  • Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters

    Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters

    Delivered on the Lord’s Day | November 7, 2004 Amos 5:16-24 Matthew 6:24 “Take away from me the noise of your songs, For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments. But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Amos 6:23-24 “No one can serve two masters; for…