Hebah Ferrag

Assistant director of research of the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture.

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A recent   episode    of “Life Examined” looks at how Black Lives Matter began as a secular movement, but spirituality informed its fight for justice.   
  Melina Abdullah, co-founder…

Life Examined: Black Lives Matter as a spiritual movement

A recent episode of “Life Examined” looks at how Black Lives Matter began as a secular movement, but spirituality informed its fight for justice.  Melina Abdullah, co-founder…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian talks with Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and Professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and…

The role of spirituality and prayer in the Black Lives Matter movement

KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian talks with Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and Professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and…

from Life Examined

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