Department of History and Geography
Northern Kentucky University – Highland Heights

African American Religion, the Black Church, and Mental Health

This paper will focus on the notion that today the African American church rests upon a theological framework that not only confronts the consistent attack on the integrity of Black American religion, but also requires African Americans to speak on those notions that those systems, persons, and conditions that impede the worship and adoration of God, the Gospel, and the creation of a society based on social justice as well as take into consideration the African Americans’ mental health.

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