Black Churches Archives

Honoring Black History Week 1 – Celebrating Our Historic Black Churches

February 4, 2021

The term “Black church” is used to describe Protestant churches that have predominately Black congregations. More broadly, the Black church is both a specific religious culture and a socio-religious force that has shaped protest movements, such as the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Origins of the Black Church The Black church in… [Read More]

This small Louisiana parish wants to know who burned three of their black churches to the ground

April 11, 2019

It is still unclear who or what is responsible for the burning of three historically black Louisiana churches in 10 days. It will take investigators time to sift through what evidence remains to determine if the blazes were intentionally set and if they are connected. As they do, residents and worshipers in the Louisiana parish… [Read More]