Reconciliation

Throughout the readings in this class, a single thread runs through all of them – there is no one way for black people to be religious; there is no singular “Black Church.” They have different identities. This country is too big and African-American history is too rich for this issue to be simplified this way, and it’s unfair to refer to what you believe to be the “singular black religious experience” as the Black Church or “their religion.” If white people are allowed to have thousands of different religious experiences, why should it be any different for any other race? There are black churches, but there is no Black Church. All of that religious history deserves recognition.

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