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Rev. Charles R. Moore

The film "Man on Fire" centers on the self-immolation of the Rev. Charles R. Moore in 2014. Read more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

A PBS documentary on the self-immolation of Rev. Charles R. Moore has profound lessons for United Methodists about their own church history, writes the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell. Read more

Perspectives

Charles Moore

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Two leaders of United Methodist social justice ministries, the Rev. Sid Hall and the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell, offer their reflections on the death by self-immolation of their colleague, the Rev. Charles Moore. Read more

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Polycarp

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The Rev. Drew B. McIntyre refutes recent assertions that the Rev. Charles R. Moore's tragic death by self-immolation should be considered either heroism or martyrdom. Read more

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St. John of the Cross

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The Rev. Charles Moore's tragic death by self-immolation makes us stop and consider a confounding principle of Christian faith: sacrificing one's life for a seemingly higher purpose, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

Views from a Ridge 1 Comments

Charles Moore Letter

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Despite his intentions and a horrific death, Rev. Charles Moore's sacrifice for racial and sexual justice does not qualify as martyrdom to scholar Joel L. Watts. Read more

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Charles Moore

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A longtime advocate for racial and sexual equality, the Rev. Charles Moore set himself on fire June 23 in Grand Saline, TX, and later died from his injuries as a protest against United Methodist stances against homosexuality, among other issues. Read more

In the Church 1 Comments