African American

Bishops
The Rev. Dr. Tori Butler (right) interviews the Rev. Wanda Bass about historic episcopal election in the South Central Jurisdiction. Zoom video image courtesy of the Rev. Butler, via YouTube.

Hollering for Change: Reflections on Bishop Williamston’s historic election

The Rev. Dr. Tori Butler interviews the Rev. Wanda Bass, who was present to witness the first Black woman being elected bishop in the South Central Jurisdiction.
Worship
The Rev. Cynthia A. Wilson will lead the Junius B. Dotson Institute for Music and Worship in the Black Church and Beyond, a partnership between Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Discipleship Ministries. Wilson, an accomplished Gospel music singer and church leader, worked with Dotson at Discipleship Ministries. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

‘It’s an experience’: Kickoff for Dotson institute

The Junius B. Dotson Institute for Music and Worship in the Black Church and Beyond kicks off with celebrations Aug. 18-20 in Atlanta. The Rev. Cynthia A. Wilson, a close colleague of Dotson’s before his death in 2021, explains her vision for the new venture.
The Rev. Adrienne M. Zackery. Photo courtesy of the author.

The cost of being a strong woman

Being a clergywoman, especially a pastor of color, requires standing firm in faith and learning the importance of balance in life.
Human Rights
The Rev. Dr. Ron Bell. Photo courtesy of the author.

Mental health and the Black church

Research shows the emotional and mental health issues shouldered by Black leaders and churches have worsened markedly with COVID-19. How will the church respond?

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