Inclusively Black Theology highlights best practices in and practitioners – individuals and institutions -- striving to build God’s beloved Black community. It is a space for individuals from across the African diaspora, respecting the expressions of sexual orientations and gender identities, levels of cognitive and physical abilities, educational and economic standings, and the wide variety of religious or spiritual backgrounds among our people.
Inclusively Black Theology is, by definition, a resistant and disruptive enterprise. It resists theologies and practices that crush the Black soul or diminish the Black body. It disrupts colorized practices of white supremacists; that is, practices that subjugate women, the poor, gender non-conforming people, those without letters behind their names, and anyone from any marginalized population. Books, articles, and essays reflecting womanist, queer and other decolonized/decolonizing thinking are featured.
Inclusively Black Theology celebrates the imago Dei within us that makes us creative, loving, and indestructible as a people.
We acknowledge that each person bears God’s image, but only in part, so that none of us has exclusive access to revelation or truth, and that it is in the confluence and congruence of ideas that we grow as a people.
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After hosting the most renowned of all Black ministers' conferences, Hampton will soon have its own school of religion.
Author of In My Grandmother's House and Dean of Howard University's School of Divinity has been named Dean of The Vanderbilt Divinity School, succeeding Dr. Emilie Townes. https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2023/03/22/vanderbilt-divinity-names-yolanda-pierce-next-dean/
Rev. Karmen Michael Smith's love for the Black church that helped shape him is evident in his critique of it and his hope for it. https://religionnews.com/2023/02/27/holy-queer-author-seeks-black-church-inclusion-beyond-singing-with-choir/
Right-wing anti-LGBTQIA+ efforts have a naturally detrimental impact on Black people. https://wgntv.com/hill-politics/spread-of-anti-lgbtq-bills-could-have-enormous-impact-on-hbcus/
With religious affiliation on the decline, continuing racism and increasing income inequality, some scholars and activists are soul-searching about the Black church’s role in today’s United States. https://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/syndicated/african-american-christianity-vital-contributions-black-churches-u-s-political-history/
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