WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Lament and Hope, a Pan-African Devotional Guide' was produced by Bread for the World and is set to be dedicated at a prayer service at a Washington church on the last day of Black History Month.
(RNS) — King is said to have carried in his travels the 1949 book 'Jesus and the Disinherited,' Thurman’s explanation of his theology to uplift the oppressed.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) The seminary released a 71-page report Wednesday that says its early trustees and faculty 'defended the righteousness of slaveholding.'
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The so-called Slave Bible, on loan from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., excludes 90 percent of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, and 50 percent of the New.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Nonviolence is the force that can save our nation from itself,' Lawson said at a congressional reception announcing plans to honor him.
(RNS) — At age 14 and much later in life, the R&B singer recorded gospel songs at her father's Detroit church.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — West said he’s had to answer critics who can’t understand how he travels around the country with George: 'I say, "Have you met him? Have you sat down and talked with him?"'
(RNS) — His theology contrasted sharply with traditional views by articulating God’s identification with U.S. blacks.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Certainly, ending racism might seem like an aspiration but, like the very first disciples, we followers of Jesus are called to bear witness to something that the world cannot yet believe is possible,' said the Rev. Sharon Watkins, director of the National Council of Church's Truth and Racial Justice Initiative.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (RNS) — Two of the three sites are houses of worship.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (RNS) — The Rev. Cleophus Smith marched in 1968 with black laborers supported by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in their efforts to improve working conditions.
A month before the 50th anniversary of King's assassination, Smith, 75, talked with Religion News Service about his dual roles as an associate minister and a sanitation worker.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (RNS) — One of the two surviving sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968 and who remain on the job today recalled King's last sermon and his continuing legacy.
(RNS) — Across the country, congregants have bought out theaters for screenings and dressed in their favorite African attire to see a superhero who looks like them.
(RNS) — It was the labor action over harsh working conditions triggered by the deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker that prompted the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to travel to Memphis, Tenn., where he was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
(RNS) — A onetime gospel singer and groundbreaking African-American talk show host, she was later known for her lead role in the TV series “Touched by an Angel"