Nkosi Anderson: Martin Luther King, Jr's Philosophy of Love and Lessons for Today

Nkosi Anderson, a PhD student in Christian Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York, is our opening speaker for the 2018-2019 season in our series, “What Ethical Culture Can Learn from Other Religions, Philosophies, and Traditions.” He will be discussing what Christianity means to him, and how its principles inspire his commitment to social justice and service to the community. Nkosi Anderson’s family has deep roots in South Orange and Maplewood. He is the son of Drs. Herman and Adunni Anderson and brother to Anwar Anderson. A product of First Baptist Church of South Orange, Nkosi graduated from Columbia High School in 1997. He has worked in public education, government and academia, and with religious, nonprofit and community groups. Nkosi remains committed to a number of movements for social justice and is active in a variety of organizations including South Mountain Peace Action, The Poverty Initiative/Kairos Center, Mother’s Kitchen and The Roots Project, Inc. Nkosi holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in African-American Studies, both from Columbia University. He also received his MDiv from Union Theological Seminary, NY.

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Nkosi Anderson, a PhD student in Christian Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York, is our opening speaker for the 2018-2019 season in our series, “What Ethical Culture Can Learn from Other Religions, Philosophies, and Traditions.” He will be discussing what Christianity means to him, and how its principles inspire his commitment to social justice and service to the ...

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To the Editor:

We write in support of the Board of Education candidacy of incumbent Annemarie Maini and first-time candidate Javier Farfan. As two of only three educators in the race, they appear to us as the most qualified to provide governance and oversight of our school district.

We are educators ourselves, and we value educational experience on the Board. While we don’t expect ...

Vote for Annemarie Maini on November 6 for SOMA Board of Education

To the Editor:

We write to enthusiastically endorse Annemarie Maini for reelection to the Board of Education in Maplewood and South Orange. This year, our older son is entering Kindergarten at Clinton Elementary, so we are beginning the exciting journey in our school system. Over the past year, as Kindergarten was approaching, we have become more aware of the challenges that our school system ...

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Maplewood Garden Club Presents “The Chanticleer Gravel Garden”

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