THE BLACK POLITICAL CHURCH IN AMERICA ARE MAKING THE VERY SAME MOLESTATIONS OF THE "CHRISTIAN FAITH" THAT BROUGHT US 'WHITE EUROPEAN JESUS", "SANTA CLAUS" AND THE "EASTERN BUNNY" - EXPECT THIS TIME THE CORRUPT LEFTIST ACADEMIC INSTITUTION CALLED "AFRICANA STUDIES" ARE PLEASED WITH THESE SECULAR PROGRESSIVE CHANGES AND ARE HAPPY THAT FAVORABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS ARE BEING MADE TO BRING MORE YOUNG BLACK PROGRESSIVES BACK INTO THE CHURCH AND THE VOTING BOOTH.
|She Got Her Power Through The Federal Government||“You cannot let other folks set your agenda,” Elders said.
|BABA XIGMADDA - The First Tenured Professor Hired By The Constructive Feedback University||When Your So-Called "BLACK AGENDA" Is Actually A PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALIST Agenda And Is Limited To AMERICA - Then Do Not Be Surprised That When The UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RUNS A COUP /BOMBING CAMPAIGN IN AFRICA That The Colonizers Field Agents Keep These Facts Filtered From The Colonized Americanized So-Called Negro
WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT "YOU CAN'T SERVE TWO MASTERS" THE COLONIZERS HAVE MADE THE IMAGE OF THEIR GOD INTO A "BLACK PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL ACTIVIST"
A SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM AT A "BLACK PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHURCH" WILL ONLY EVER PRODUCE PROGRESSIVE PRONOUNCEMENTS THAT HAVE LITTLE TO DO WITH "CHRISTIANITY" OR "ORGANIC COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT FOR BLACK PEOPLE"
|PHILADELPHIA'S MOTHER BETHEL AME CHURCH HOLDS A SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM||
A program Friday at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church marked the 200th anniversary of the AME church and explored challenges ahead for social justice.
During an opening ceremony, an actor portrayed church founder Richard Allen, the visionary Black leader in Colonial America who sued for a separate church from the controlling white Episcopal leadership. Contemporary themes of social justice were also explored during the event.
The keynote speakers included Dr. M. Jocelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General; Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, a professor of history and African-American studies at Harvard University; Jamaal-Harrison Bryant, founder and pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church; and Albert J. Raboteau, a professor of religion at Princeton University.
Ruth Wilson Gilmore, associate director for the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, challenged the notion that lighter sentencing for drug offenses would reduce mass incarceration of Black people. She called for changes to sentencing guidelines and addressing conditions that contribute to recidivism, or odds of returning to prison for a repeat offense.
The panel speaker suggested a change in approach from believing “the way we solve a problem is by killing it.”
“The way we solve a problem is by loving it,” said Gilmore, who has researched revolution and reform, prison systems and the African diaspora as professor of geography in the doctoral program in earth and environmental sciences.
“You cannot let other folks set your agenda,” Elders said.
She called for more people to be “open and honest and take every opportunity we get to make a real difference.” She also wanted people to take more responsibility to improve their health and change personal habits, and education is the key.
In the panel discussion, common themes among comments touched on the need for honest communication, attitude of acceptance and love and a role for faith-based communities in addressing controversial topics from the dynamic of Black male leadership in the wake of mass incarceration and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender love. The title of the forum is “A General Conference of Freedom’s Prophets: AME’s Re-working Trails to Freedom.”
Panel speakers thanked the AME church leadership for organizing the event. Rev. Jennifer Leath, ordained to preach at Mother Bethel AME, introduced the afternoon panel, saying the program was an “opportunity to be sustained in spirit and mind” and turn attention to the “radical inclusive love of Christ Jesus.”
Jamal-Harrison Bryant, who spoke about justice during the panel discussion with Elders, said he found the forum “overwhelmingly intellectually stimulating.”
Bryant, who earned a high school equivalency credential, later earned a theological degree from Duke University, and served as national youth and college director for the NAACP, has engaged thousands of youth in international campaigns against violence.
Bishop Yvette Flunder, founder of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ, addressed same-gender love, saying many of the issues stem from a lack of understanding and challenge stereotypes, or traditional roles for men and women.
“We’ve got to do more work around human sexuality. We have not yet reconciled this issue among ourselves yet,” she said, adding that teachings in the church force same-sex partners to conceal their love and desire. “I want to tell you closets are for brooms.”