Black History Month

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Otis Moss Jr.
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.
Peter Geffen
Peter Geffen
Joan Brown Campbell
Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

Featured Video: Recalling his days as civil rights worker registering voters in the South in 1965, innovative educator Peter Geffen says the ongoing work of building a more fair and just society must involve everyone, including those like himself whose sense of justice comes from his Jewish faith tradition. Learn More about Peter Geffen. Watch Now and Discuss!

(January 21, 2013) Anthea Butler, associate professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the President's upcoming second term in office as a monumental moment for black Americans. "It...
(Feburary 16, 2012) Popular singer Whitney Houston will be remembered on Saturday at the Newark Baptist church where she lifted her voice as a young choir member. Before rising to top the charts, she grew up in a community of faith that remained...
On the 50th Anniversary of Dr King's March on Washington, we ask how would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. view today's faith activists?
(January 11, 2012) Prayer and protest are married yet this does not mean that one sits in a pew of passivity and does not act. The witness of Dr. King shows otherwise.
(January 18, 2013) The gift that Martin Luther King, Jr., gave to others in the American Civil Rights Movement was the conviction that, whatever the cost, this was something that mattered, says the Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell. Campbell speaks of...
(February 28, 2011) Recalling his days as civil rights worker registering voters in the South in 1965, innovative educator Peter Geffen says the ongoing work of building a more fair and just society must involve everyone, including those like...
(February 25, 2011) A personally autographed copy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last book is a treasured possession and an ongoing challenge for the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., noted theologian and pastor...
(February 22, 2011) Extending a naive invitation to Martin Luther King, Jr., to speak at her Cleveland church in the 1960s transformed her understanding of Christianity, shook the stability of her family and changed the path of the rest of her life...
(February 21, 2011) Black History Month is celebrated in the United States all throughout February. When there has been a time in a country's life when "difference" suggested "deficiency," says the Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr...
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