African American Infertility and the Church's Response

Joan Huyser-Honig. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, April 2020.

This article looks at how to address child loss in Black families through healing conversation and sorrow in worship.


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Clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Begin to think about how to address infertility in the congregational context, particularly in worship.
  • Bring awareness and healing around issues unique to African American women and infertility.

About the Contributor

Shellie Riggs Jordan

Shellie Riggs Jordan is the director of the Southeast Center for Congregations. She is a resource consultant to congregations and has 25 years of experience working with youth, young adults and children's ministries.

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