(RNS) While he’s widely admired for his autobiographical writing about contemplative prayer and meditation, Merton’s work on racial justice is less well-known.
Articles tagged “African-American”
(RNS) Conservative critics call “Black Jesus” racially and religiously offensive. But it’s not the first time artistic depictions of Jesus have gotten people all riled up.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Race, religion and a sense of the role of the family all play into end-of-life decisions for African-Americans, “and you cannot disentangle them,” said Karen Bullock, a professor and head of the department of social work at North Carolina State University.
(RNS) American Jews say they face discrimination in the U.S., but they see Muslims, gays and blacks facing far more.
(RNS) While millennials are walking out the front door of U.S. congregations, immigrant Christian communities are appearing right around the corner, and sometimes knocking at the back door. And they may hold the key to vitality for American Christianity.
(RNS) Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter’s recent overseas missions trip is being hailed by black and white Southern Baptists as a catalyst to change a long-present reality: very small numbers of black missionaries.
NEW YORK (RNS) One fact is unmistakable after seeing a new exhibit of African American art at New York’s Museum of Biblical Art: Biblical narratives have been the key constant in the lives of African-American Christians.
(RNS) Compared to Hispanic Americans, black Americans are far more likely to believe abortion should be legal in most circumstances, even when they personally reject the procedure as immoral. By Lauren Markoe.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney. The matchup is both thrilling and complicated for one particular group – black Latter-day Saints. “I've been black my whole life and a Mormon for 30 years and never thought either of these (candidacies) would happen in my lifetime,” says Utah attorney Keith Hamilton. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
WASHINGTON (RNS) While many black pastors do not like President Obama's recent embrace of gay marriage, they still plan to vote for him and expect other African-Americans to follow their lead. By Lauren Markoe.