It is not at all surprising that it is in those parts of America that conceive of moral requirements in the most harsh and absolutist terms that we find the strongest impulse to deal with those below them not with compassion but with punitive demands.
Church leaders have a unique opportunity to help people heal and find comfort. I wish they would use that power to encourage people to seek help, rather than making them feel that mental illness is something that should be given time and prayer alone
One hundred and fifty years later, African American Christians continue the faith tradition of their enslaved ancestors and gather at a designated meeting space, the church, tonight, Dec. 31, 2012, to celebrate
Black women should treat the black church the same way they would treat a patriarchal, self-serving, preachy boyfriend, and let their feet do the talking. If they ever do, patriarchy and homophobia in black churches will fall by the way side.
I am an African-American transgender woman and will always be true to myself. I strongly disagree that I am out of the will of God. I believe that the truth I live in is a truth that God demands of us.
Each year, I mark the MLK holiday by reexamining King's teachings, remembering that my longing for LGBTQ justice is inextricably tied to my work toward religious tolerance in the black church. And this is why I continue to speak up.
The bond between black churches and historically black colleges and universities has broadly painted the rich history of the Black American experience. Now many HBCUs are losing the support of their affliated churches.
Whenever whites and blacks build a bridge of love, respect and true appreciation for one another, it is a miracle. If the church cannot forge the path to racial reconciliation, it will not happen anywhere.