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African Clergy Ministering In The United States

NEW ORLEANS — The growing numbers of African-born clergy and religious ministering in the United States are at the vanguard of an important moment in both the U.S. and worldwide Catholic Church, said Jesuit Fr. Allan Deck.

He addressed about 80 members of this rapidly emerging demographic of church leaders gathered in New Orleans for the 18th annual convention of the African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States.

Black History Month-Sandra McElrath


Courtesy of Sandra McElrath

Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to United States history. Did you know that Madam CJ Walker was America’s first self-made woman to become a millionaire or that George Washington Carver was able to derive nearly 300 products from peanuts? Get the story of the creation of the NAACP, famous firsts in African American history and other black history facts.

Moving backward on racial progress

Moving backward on racial progress
By Tom Ehrich
c. 2013 Religion News Service

SEWANEE, Tenn. (RNS) After passing through the Gothic campus of Sewanee: The University of the South, we came to an enormous cross looking down on a nearby valley.

The vista reminded me of Gettysburg, so I asked my host, “Did Sewanee play a part in the war?”



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black Power is a political slogan and a name

for various associated ideologies aimed at achieving

self-determination for people of African descent.[1]

It is used by African Americans in the United States

[2] It was prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s,

emphasizing racial pride and the creation of black

political and cultural institutions to nurture and promote

black collective interests[3] and advance black values.

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