"Is the Black Church Dead?" A Roundtable on the Future of Black Churches

Video. 2.02.05. Institute for Religion, Culture & Public Life at Columbia University, January 13, 2012.


This 2-hour panelist discussion examines the evolution of the Black Church, its positive and negative manifestations, and critical issues in contemporary society.


academic discussion, suggestions for a more vital Black Church as a change agent; featured panelists: Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., Professor Anthea Butler, University of Pennsylvania; Professors Fredrick Harris and Josef Sorrett, Columbia University; Professor Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., New York Theological Seminary; Rev. Dr. Eboni K. Marshall, Abyssinian Baptist Church, Harlem; Rev. Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago.

Recommended Audience

clergy and leaders in the Black Churc



Practical Applications

  • Generate collaborative ideas to improve your community by discussing this video with local Black Church leaders.
  • Gain insight into the evolution of the Black Church and its possibilities to be a change agent for society.

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