American Religious Support for COVID Protocols, and Public Values

By R. Drew Smith, April 16, 2022 (Canopy Forum) Though the COVID health emergency within the U.S. seems to be lessening in intensity, the occurrence of 35,000 COVID hospitalizations per day and 12,000 deaths per week during early March 2022 shows that the crisis is clearly not over.  Widespread resistance to public protocols and mandates aimed …

American Religious Support for COVID Protocols, and Public Values Read More »

Theological Formation, Contested Frameworks, and Racial Reckoning

R. Drew Smith, April 13, 2021 (Pittsburgh Seminary Blog) In the midst of America’s ongoing reckoning with race, Christianity’s role in undergirding and reinforcing the nation’s racialized societal constructions has received increasing attention. Theological education has had an undeniable influence upon American normative formation at multiple levels, having for centuries “served to inform the minds …

Theological Formation, Contested Frameworks, and Racial Reckoning Read More »

Critical Conversation 2: The State of Black Health Across the African Diaspora

Critical Conversation 2: The State of Black Health Across the African Diaspora 24th April 7.30pm UK time BlakPak Critical Conversations. A series of sparkling international dialogues with leading thinkers from across the global African Diaspora About this Event Racism: The Real Global Health Pandemic? The word pandemic has become commonplace since the arrival of Covid-19. Before …

Critical Conversation 2: The State of Black Health Across the African Diaspora Read More »

How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife

By Stephanie Clintonia Boddie, February 23, 2021, (The Conversation) The Black Church is an institution that was forged in crises. Through slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation and the civil rights era, the network of places of worship serving traditionally Black congregations has seen its fair share of traumatic events. In 2016, the Rev. Robert Franklin, former president of Morehouse …

How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife Read More »