Race and Religion Panel Meets
A Muslim, a Baptist, a Mormon and VCU’s Chair of Religious Studies will meet tomorrow night to talk about the role of race in religion today.
The question: is race still a dividing line?
Kinnard: Back in the 60’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said 11 am on Sunday is the most segregated hour of the week.
Isabelle Kinnard, First Freedom Center, is moderator.
Kinnard: We’re not talking about 11 am on Sunday anymore.
She says America is more diverse, and in many ways, more divided, even though we might mean well.
Woods: The kind of framework that’s often used is racial reconciliation. And, to the extent that that’s about developing better feelings, it’s sort of hard to imagine why that’s a bad thing.
Dr. Mark Wood is Chair of VCU’s Religious Studies.
Wood: It’s not a guilt thing. It seems to me that it’s a matter of responsibility.
The panel is ready to take on your questions, public is invited and harmony is guaranteed by the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Choir. That’s tomorrow night, 7:30-9:00, at the VCU Student Commons, 907 Floyd Avenue.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News.