Book Discussion Panel

When and Where

Thursday, April 07, 2022 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm


Featuring Nyasha Junior (incoming faculty member, July 1)


A talk about the recently published book, The Sexual Politics of Black Churches, with Josef Sorett (Columbia, Religion), Barbara Savage (UPenn), Brad Braxton (St. Luke’s School), and Nyasha Junior (Temple, incoming Department for the Study of Religion faculty member, July 1, 2022). Moderated by Fred Harris (Columbia, Political Science).

This book brings together an interdisciplinary roster of scholars and practitioners to analyze the politics of sexuality within Black churches and the communities they serve. In essays and conversations, leading writers reflect on how Black churches have participated in recent discussions about issues such as marriage equality, reproductive justice, and transgender visibility in American society. They consider the varied ways that Black people and groups negotiate the intersections of religion, race, gender, and sexuality across historical and contemporary settings.

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