(RNS) “The church is jumping in to lend its support — not to lead it — which is a different place from where the black church has been historically,” said Baltimore pastor Jamal-Harrison Bryant.
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(RNS) Filmmaker Yoruba Richen, director of the documentary “The New Black,” sees new conversations starting in black churches as her film about the intersection of race, religion and sexuality is screened across the country.
(RNS) African-American clergy are joining forces with civil rights groups to push for increased voter registration ahead of the November election, spurred on by new voter laws they say restrict opportunities for minorities to enter the voting booth. By Adelle M. Banks.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Spike Lee’s not about to give up filmmaking but – at least for a moment or two – he sounded a bit like an expert on the challenges facing the church as he promoted his new movie “Red Hook Summer.” By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) President Obama's support for gay marriage has put some black clergy in a bind, torn between their political loyalties and their religious beliefs. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) The NAACP has mounted a campaign calling on black churches to address HIV/AIDS after researchers learned these myths circulate among their pews and pulpits. By Adelle M. Banks.
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.
RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) Most black churches consider homosexuality a sin, and have resisted any attempt to reinterpret biblical passages condemning it. But some pastors are finding ways to skirt the theological issue, and support equal treatment of gays and lesbians as a legislative concern. By Yonat Shimron.