The Impact of the Black Church: an ACTS Clergy Caucus Panel event

Thursday, February 18th at 12pm Join the ACTS Clergy Caucus for a panel discussion regarding the impact and history of the Black Church in Syracuse and Onondaga County.

Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS) announced their panel event this week in coordination with the airing of The Black Church: This is Our History, This is Our Song.

From executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates Jr., pictured above standing in front of stained glass at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, this intimate four-hour series traces how this came to be in the 400 year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and endurance, grace and resilience, thriving and testifying, freedom and independence, solidarity and speaking truth to power. It reveals how Black people have worshipped, and through their spiritual journeys, improvised ways to bring their faith traditions from Africa to the New World, while translating them into a form of Christianity that was not only truly their own but a redemptive force for a nation whose original sin was found in their ancestors’ enslavement across the Middle Passage.

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The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS) is a grassroots, interfaith network advocating for social justice. We are voices striving for a more just and fair community that improves the quality of life for all.