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Conversation with Bishop Nelson about Rev. Albert Cleage, The Shrine of the Black Madonna, & the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church and special guest Rev. Dr. Earle Fisher.

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In this public conversation, which is a preview of the 2022 Folklife Festival program Creative Encounters: Living Religions in America, two respected scholars of religion—Anthony Pinn and Brad Braxton—will candidly examine the role of religious traditions in both frustrating and facilitating hope.

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On Black Lives Matter:A Theological Statement from the Black ChurchesJuneteenth 2020 [COVID] On the occasion of this 155th observance of Juneteenth, the jubilant celebration of the ending of American legal chattel slavery, we, a collective of interdenominational Black pastors and Black theologians representing the prophetic tradition of Black churches in the United States of America, […]

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How would the novel coronavirus be affecting my community if the God-talk of white evangelicals, whose theology controls our political landscape, sounded more like Jesus?

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Inasmuch as what is killing black people in this country—be it the racialized realities of a pandemic or racist policing—is about the systemic, structural and cultural realities of white supremacy endemic to the fabric of this country, it is also about much more than that. It is about the collective soul of America.

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Racism has long been America’s original sin. Amid a pandemic, now as before, I see Black death everywhere. I am angry and have every right to be.

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THE CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH PARTNERS WITH RIP MEDICAL DEBT TO ERASE MORE THAN 4 MILLION DOLLARS OF MEDICAL DEBT FOR FAMILIES IN BROOKLYN AND NEWARK, NEW JERSEY The Concord Baptist Christfund, established by The Concord Baptist Church of Christ (Brooklyn, NY) in 1988 as a Black faith-powered endowment to uplift Brooklyn and invest in worthy […]

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Future generations, scholars, pastors, teachers, students, liberators, and many more will be blessed as we are, by the life and works of Dr. Gayraud Wilmore.  He was a scholar, professor, pastor, prophet and friend. Dr. Wilmore is a necessary presence in our liberation paradigm.  His influence is practically beyond exaggeration.  His writings, voice and presence […]

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Professor Anthony Reddie is the leading scholar in the practice of Black theology in grassroots communities of faithful practice.

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National Press Conference: Black pastors demand COVID-19 testing, treatment, health care, equipment & data for African-Americans & people of color in order to address disproportionate deaths.

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