Posts tagged "black christians"

Does Obama Have A “Black Agenda”?

Ann Neumann: At WaPo‘s On Faith blog, a bit of helpful background on President Obama’s meeting yesterday with 20 black religious leaders. And some skepticism from Boyce Watkins at The Grio.

Parks and the Movement Church

By Raegan Johnson In the wake of Rosa Park’s death, The New York Times published an article about the condition of the civil rights movement today and what it could be in the future. Felicia R. Lee’s piece, “Grieving for Parks, Rights Leaders Ponder Future,” is one of few pieces posing this question. However, what...

High-Impact Black Conservatism

Says Bishop Harry Jackson, the most visible African American religious leader aligned with the conservative movement: “High impact African-American churches are creating high impact leaders who are developing high impact congregations that are changing their [highly impacted, presumably] communities.” Sounds like a Bruce Willis movie about an asteroid. Bill Berkowitz brings it down to earth...

The Valuable Value of Values

A fine example of the uncritical approach the mainstream press takes to most religion stories can be found in today’s Denver Post, in a report on a Christian academy that’s been forced to look for a new home by its parent church. The issue seems to be one primarily of finances, and of local interest...

Black Christians, the Homosexuality Debate, and the American Creed

Malcolm X used to tell blacks to put aside their religious differences in order to confront their common oppressor, but lately it's not so clear who that common oppressor is. By Kim Pearson All of a sudden, it matters tremendously what black Christians all over the world think about sexuality. When the Episcopal Church of the United...