Half of Black church attendees — defined in the study as African Americans who attend a majority Black church — agree “strongly” that faith is a crucial dimension of the Black experience. Additionally, almost 4 in 10 (38%) agree “somewhat” about that.
Dr. Banks died on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at age 86.
The grant is part of Lilly Endowment’s Thriving in Ministry emphasis that supports U.S. religious organizations starting or enhancing programs that help experienced clergy mentor newer pastors as they lead congregations.
Gorman, who graduated from Harvard University last year, captivated Americans with the recent recitation of her poem on national unity at President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Although millions voted to put her face on the bill in an online poll, many still don’t know the story of her life and the role faith played in it.
The first woman, African American and South Asian to become vice president will be sworn in on two Bibles with personal resonance.
“To make ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ a national hymn, would be an act of bringing the country together,” reads a Tuesday (Jan. 12) tweet from @WhipClyburn.
How should we respond when confronted with the fact that thousands of families were separated this year not because parents failed their children but because broken systems did?
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A company plans to build a giant plastics manufacturing facility on a site in St. James Parish where evidence suggests enslaved African Americans were buried. Churches — particularly Black churches — have played a role in the environmental justice movement since its inception.
A Promised Land,” only mentions four pages in its index under the category “faith and.” But the title of the book by the 44th U.S. president invokes biblical imagery — a land promised by God to his people — and Obama includes the role of religious institutions, faith leaders and personal traditions.
As winter weather moves in, there’s less room at the shelters for those in need — threatening to leave many, literally, out in the cold. Shelters and churches are stepping up in the face of a challenging situation.
California Rep. Barbara Lee talks about Kamala Harris’ Senate seat and House leadership in 2021.