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Fordham Conversation continues last week's discussion on faith among Black Americans and the dynamics of the Black church. Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture hosted a webinar that featured a discussion with Pew Researchers about “Faith Among Black Americans.”

This week, guest host and CRC Director David Gibson talks with leading experts on Black Catholicism. Panelist include Dr. Besheer Mohamed, Dr. Kiana Cox, Dr. Tia Noel Pratt and Father Bryan Massingale.

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Fordham Conversations is focusing on faith among Black Americans and the dynamics of the Black church. Fordham Conversations guest host David Gibson is the director of Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture.

The CRC held a webinar that featured a survey by The Pew Research Center that looked at “Faith Among Black Americans.” Gibson and guests feature an overview of the data plus a discussion with leading experts on Black Catholicism.

Panelists

Besheer Mohamed, Ph.D., is a senior researcher at Pew Research Center and one of the principal authors of the new report.

Kiana Cox, Ph.D., is a research associate at Pew Research Center and a principal author of the new report.

Tia Noelle Pratt, Ph.D., is a sociologist of religion specializing in the ways systemic racism affects Black Catholic identity. She received her doctorate in sociology from Fordham University in 2010. She is the president of TNPratt & Associates, an inclusion and diversity consulting firm in Philadelphia, and she is the curator of the #BlackCatholicsSyllabus. She is currently working on a book, Faithful and Devoted: Racism and Identity in the African-American Catholic Experience.

Bryan Massingale, S.T.D., is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, a professor of theological and social ethics, and the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University. His most recent book is Racial Justice and the Catholic Church. His current writing projects explore the contributions of Black radicalism to Catholic theology and the intersections of race, sexuality, and faith.

 

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