The New York Times’ Room For Debate featured a discussion on the future of black church activism, organized by Josef Sorett in cooperation with IRCPL:
Many argue that activism within black churches has declined (if not disappeared) since the days ofthe Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But last month, on his birthday, a group of African American faith leaders called for Americans to “Occupy theDream” with protests at Federal Reserve banks. If black churches are renewing their tradition of activism in this post-civil rights era, what are the most pressing issues for them to address?