Trusting in God’s Holy Word: African American Spirituality, part 2 (online)
October 16, 2021
The Black Church has a long history of calling one another and all people to practice the Golden Rule. So it is only natural that faith prompted many to participate in and influence the American Civil Rights Movement. Some are Catholics like Father John LaFarge, SJ, and some belong to other Christian denominations like Bishop Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the USA. Other groups and individuals who contributed to the movement because of their faith are the AME Church, SNCC, Fr. La Frage, SJ, Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver and Rev. Michael Barber. Be inspired by their courage! Discover Philadelphia’s important role in this response of justice to the Gospel!
This is the second part in a series that explores facets of the Christian faith as lived by African Americans. The programs open up new information with time for reflection and prayer. Each session stands independent of the others, so feel free to join in as many as you can.
- Sept. 25: We’ve Come This Far by Faith – Portraits of African Americans Awaiting Canonization
- Oct. 16: Trusting in God’s Holy Word – Black Christians and the Civil Rights Movement
- Nov. 13: Teach Me Your Ways, O Lord – The Role of Black Catholic Religious Communities in the USA
Boreta A. Singleton, a native of Philadelphia, PA, is an African American ‘cradle Catholic.’ She taught in Catholic elementary and middle schools there and was the Director of the Office for Black Catholics for four years. Boreta is presently the Director of Faculty Formation at St. Peter’s Prep High School,…
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