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United Shades of America - Megachurches

United Shades of America, hosted by W. Kamau Bell and featuring Pastor Mike, airs Sunday, beginning April 28th at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on CNN. Watch this show clip.


Nipsey Hussle’s legacy lives on in the Los Angeles community

Fans far outside the city mourn the rapper's murder, who made a point to speak out about preventing gun and gang violence, as well as promoted and invested in South L.A.


Gun Violence and Public Health

Gun control advocates, a pediatrian, Pastor Mike McBride, and the head of a smart gun technology foundation talked about gun violence, mass shootings and public health at The Commonwealth Club.


Fuller Forum: “Justice, Grace, and Law in the Mission of God”

Throughout history many people have erroneously viewed justice, grace, and law as mutually exclusive. Images of courtroom pleas for grace and mercy rather than justice resound in our minds. Which should it be?


LIVE FREE USA - End Gun Violence PSA

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“Not Acceptable in a Civilized Society”: Pastor on Ferguson Police Targeting Traumatized Youth

McBride has been in Ferguson working with young people as a peacekeeper and supporting their acts of civil disobedience. He says the protesters are “practicing the legacy of civil rights and resistance” in the United States. “People wondering why folks are so outraged? Because we have children,” McBride says. “What parent would not be outraged that their children are being killed by people who we pay with our tax dollars?” Watch his interview on Democracy Now!

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Pastor Michael McBride discusses Gun Violence and Joe Biden Panel on CNN

Pastor Michael McBride appeared as a guest on CNN to discuss gun violence and what was covered with Vice President Joe Biden at the gun control panel held with government, local, and faith leaders on January 9, 2013.


Pastor Michael McBride Says Stop Reaching for Whiteness

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu

There are two things that Pastor Michael McBride is sure of: Jesus... and white supremacy. The activist and religious leader join W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu in the studio to make sense of last week’s fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as the attack on the Dallas police during a peaceful protest of those killings.


Undercurrents: the pull of racism on our spiritual journey

Listen to The River Church Community podcast featuring Pastor Mike.



Waiting for a Perfect Protest?

Media outlets and commentators representing a range of political persuasions have called attention to recent outbreaks of violence in Berkeley, Calif., Boston and other locations where anti-racist and anti-fascist demonstrators have gathered. Intentionally or not, they have often promoted a false equivalency between groups that advocate white supremacy and those that seek to eliminate it. Read Pastor Mike’s New York Times op-ed.


Why Do We Ignore Initiatives That Reduce Gun Violence?

Read Pastor Mike’s New York Times op-ed.


The young voices we aren’t hearing in the gun-control debate

In his Washington Post op-ed, Pastor Michael McBride says while he loves the activism of the Parkland students, he wishes adults paid more attention to inner-city gun violence.


How Love, Peace, And Healing Can Break The Cycle Of Violence

A conversation with Pastor Mike of LIVE FREE and TOMS.


Ending the Death Penalty Before It Kills Us

Read Pastor Mike’s op-ed in Red Letter Christians.