Invictus by T. A. Moreland
It’s 1995; Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela became president of South Africa the year earlier after having spent 27 years in jail for leading the fight against Apartheid.
Invictus tells the story of how Mandela (Morgan Freeman) uses the South African rugby team, the Springboks, to help unite the country still reeling from decades of racial division. Continue reading
Riverside Church, a stronghold of activism and political debate throughout its 75-year history, has been visited by Nelson Mandela and United States presidents like Bill Clinton. It was an early opponent of the Vietnam War and both wars in Iraq, and has long been influential on the nation’s religious and political landscapes.
Leading the pulpit at the landmark church, a soaring Gothic cathedral at 120th Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan, is one of the more prestigious posts a minister could hold. Continue reading