(The Conversation) — Inspired by the pioneering AME evangelist Jarena Lee, Tubman came to understand that women could hold religious authority.
(RNS) — A new movie on the life of Harriet Tubman makes plain how the young Maryland slave put her faith before fear to rescue herself and dozens of other enslaved people.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — A group of religious sisters is meeting with Pope Francis this week in Rome to address the issue of human trafficking, linking the rise of victims to populist movements, increased immigration and climate refugees.
(RNS) — 'This is the Seminary recognizing that along with repentance for past sins, there is also a need for action,' said Virginia Theological Seminary President Ian S. Markham.
(RNS) — August 28 is the anniversary of both Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'Dream' speech and the lynching of Emmett Till, eight years apart.
NEW YORK (RNS) — As the nation marks the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of Africans in Virginia, a Harlem church joins others that have represented the enduring faith of slaves, free blacks and their descendants.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (RNS) — 'It is the cradle of the Confederacy and the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement,' said a local church historian.
JAMESTOWN, Va. (RNS) — An interpreter attempts to fill in the gaps even as she and scholars of the 400-year history of enslaved Africans say they believe this particular woman was nevertheless a believer of some sort.
(RNS) — Slightly more than a quarter of both practicing Christians and the general population (28%) say our society has moved past the history of slavery.
(RNS) — The website includes a spreadsheet of 314 individuals whom genealogists have identified as being part of the group sold by the Jesuit priests.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — The so-called 1872 Broadus gavel, which calls to order a church body that has sought racial reconciliation within its ranks, is named for slaveholder John A. Broadus.
(RNS) — EmpowerWest, a coalition of black and white pastors in Louisville, Ky., where the seminary is located, recently contacted seminary officials with their request.
PALOS HILLS, Ill. (RNS) – A musical play explores the shared history of Islam, Africa and blues music through the eyes of an enslaved storyteller-musician.
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) – The only known existing autobiography of a slave written in Arabic in America is now freely available to researchers and the public online.