Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Jeremiah Wright Speaks Out

 Melissa Rogers, who runs the best blog on news relating to church/state matters in the U.S. gives us the following:

The African-American Religious Experience: Theology and Practice

That’s the title of a talk the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright will give next week at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Here’s part of the blurb on Wright’s presentation:

The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A Wright Jr.,  senior pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, will discuss the role of faith in the public square in a presentation entitled, The African American Religious Experience; Theology & Practice, at a National Press Club breakfast on April 28th.
        Dr. Wright will also talk about his pastorate, his development as a theologian and teacher, and how the issues of social justice and global inequities have shaped his faith and his fight for those who are most marginalized in society. He will address the legacy and tradition of education in his family. And Dr. Wright will put into perspective theologically, historically and politically, his ministry and public service that has been so widely discussed in the media.

And, as has already been widely noted, Wright will join Bill Moyers this Friday on Bill Moyers Journal.

UPDATE: The Caucus gets a preview of Wright’s comments on Bill Moyers Journal.

And Chris Sanders notes that the media distortion of the ministry of Rev. Wright and Trinity United Church of Christ has led to a new blog by a church member, The Truth About Trinity United Church of Christ.  Far from being white-hating separatists, Trinity UCC is a black-majority congregation in a denomination that is mostly white.


April 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments