Faith and Law

ISBCE on Capitol Hill On Friday, July 13, 2018, Executive Director, Emmett G. Price III shared a lecture to over 100 members of Faith & Law in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington DC. Formed in 1983 and incorporated in 1990 “Faith & Law is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that helps congressional staff better…

INTRODUCING THE ISBCE GRIOT

Last year, the horrible demonstration of hatred in Charlottesville, VA reminded us that whatever progress we thought had been made relative to race relations, racial reconciliation and Christ-like love for “one another,” was more distant than within reach. Churches across the nation and people of faith around the world committed to increased prayer and civil…

This is Not A Time For Silence

We are living in challenging times. Rather than commemorating the delayed freedom of slaves in Texas through the recognition of Juneteenth (June 19, 1865), we find ourselves in an almost constant state of lament and outrage. A recent zero-tolerance posture  encouraging family separation and continual disparaging rhetoric has once again awakened a long and systemic…

In Memoriam: Dr. James Hal Cone “Father of Black Liberation Theology” (August 5, 1936 – April 28, 2018)

The Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience joins many across the globe in expressing our deep gratitude to God for the life, ministry and scholarship of Dr. James H. Cone. Since 1969, Dr. Cone served on the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York City and held the Charles A. Briggs…

50 Years Later (April 1968)

50 years ago this month, the prophet, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by a bullet to his neck while in Memphis, Tennessee. The date was Thursday, April 4, 1968. The time was 6:01 PM. An hour later, King was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Two and a half hours after the…

The ISBCE Welcomes A New Scholar

Zachary Stephenson Hometown: Augusta, GA Ministry Aspiration: Senior Pastor GCTS Course of Study: Master of Divinity   Community well-being touches the heart of Zachary Stephenson, the ISBCE’s newest scholar. A “highly committed servant leader who enjoys building and maintaining meaningful Christ-centered relationships,” Zachary’s training in social work is “focused on helping others succeed.” His spiritual…

Women’s History Month 2018

Women have been critical to the vitality and stability within the Church across the African Diaspora since its beginning. In fact, the Church universal is only as strong, bold and prophetic as the witness of millions of women who have, and continue, to faithfully serve Jesus Christ and his church over the many centuries. In…

Black History Month Event Summary

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Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018   The recent Marvel record-breaking blockbuster, Black Panther, re-imagines the continent of Africa and more specifically the fictive nation, Wakanda, ripe with technological advances, overwhelming wealth and diverse representations of African cosmology, spirituality and sociology. For one who has studied the Kingdom of Aksum and the Ethiopian Empire, the idea of…

Jacksonville Symposium Summary

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