The Black Church

Bishop Eddie Long has passed away and he will soon be funeralized. However, Black church communities cannot bury his troubled past with him. The church—New Birth et al.—must reckon with the Goliath of child sexual abuse and rescue the true Davids, our children, from the perverse and death-dealing realities of molestation, incest and rape.

Prominent scholars will explore the current and future impact of the black church during a time of deep divisions in race, culture and religion at…

PraisePhilly.com:  During the early years and height of the Civil Rights movement, the black church was often considered the heartbeat of our communities. Rallies, protests, and community meetings were held in places of worship to discuss current social and sometimes political issues that affected neighborhoods on a local, state, and national level. In 2012, can […]

If you are black and atheist, do you feel comfortable sharing your disbelief in God with friends and family? Many black nonbelievers do not. The New York Times reports that, while most black Americans overwhelmingly believe in God to some degree, those who do not find it nearly impossible to discuss their beliefs with loved […]

The Grio has an opinion piece on the Black Church and its response to HIV and AIDS. They claim that the Black church is affected by ignorance towards virus and its affects. The term Christian Ignorance Virus was coined by Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Barack Obama’s former […]

The National Black Church Initiative, a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches, will begin a seven-year initiative to bring Black men back to the church. The mission is a part of the NBCI’s Healing Family Initiative, which seeks to bolster African-American families against the tide of violence, poverty, moral depravity and failure. The Grio Reports: The […]