religion

Rabbi Capers Funnye, a prominent African-American rabbi from Chicago and cousin of First Lady Michelle Obama, wants to diversify the Jewish faith. “The color of a person’s skin should not matter. It is what is in that person’s heart and in that person’s soul that matters,” he told a Beverly Hills congregation on Friday. A staunch […]

The National Black Church Initiative, a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches, will begin a seven-year initiative to bring Black men back to the church. The mission is a part of the NBCI’s Healing Family Initiative, which seeks to bolster African-American families against the tide of violence, poverty, moral depravity and failure. The Grio Reports: The […]

Writer Earl Ofari Hutchinson tackled the topic of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s refusal to confront the racist past of his Mormon religion, in an op-ed on The Grio today. Hutchinson takes us back to the Mormons long standing purported curse of Ham teachings about Blacks, which justifies the enslavement of Blacks in many Mormon […]

NEW YORK-Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook was sworn in as the first African American to be the White House Ambassador For Religious Freedom. The New York Daily News reports: She was the first woman to serve as a chaplain for the NYPD, a position she has held since 1990. After 9/11, she helped traumatized police officers […]

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will now ordain non-celibate gays and lesbians following ratification of a constitutional amendment late Tuesday night. The denomination needed 87 votes in order to ratify the constitutional amendment. The 87th vote came from a Minnesota presbytery that voted 205-56. This is a result of the fourth attempt since the late 1990’s to […]