Spirituality, religion and religious institutions are central to the lives of black people in Africa and the African Diaspora.
SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS ARE CENTRAL TO THE LIVES OF BLACK PEOPLE IN AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA (Vol. 16 #1/2)
Joy Bostic, Case Western Reserve University
Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs, Hood College
Religious Studies scholar Anthony Pinn suggests that while “the religious landscape” of the African Diaspora is “complex and diverse” a core theme running throughout this terrain is the determination of black people to create complex subjectivity and meaning as the basis for individual and collective identity.
Across the globe black people are navigating economic crisis, political instability, cultural shifts, political instability, neo-liberal public policies, the globalization of capital and the vestiges of colonialism and slavery. This issue is concerned with how religious movements, emerging spiritual practices, and religious institutions traverse local and global political, social, and economic terrains. How are religion and spirituality impacting black lives?