Including Moorish Science Temple in a complicated, expansive understanding

“Q: When you or scholars talk about the ‘Black Church,’ what does that mean to you? … A. The short answer is, ‘it’s complicated.’ … Sorett, Butler, and others call for a more expansive understanding of the Black Church that includes not only those previously mentioned but also members of religious movements that fall outside of mainstream Christianity, including the International Peace Mission Movement, the United House of Prayer for All People, Black Hebrew Israelite religions, the Moorish Science Temple of America, the Nation of Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, and other religious traditions. So, for me, when I use the term ‘Black Church,’ I use it to refer to those African Americans who travel under the sign of ‘Christian,’ regardless of denominational affiliation, while keeping in mind these other uses.”—”Are Black Churches, Once a Civil Rights Vanguard, Losing Importance?

Passing mention of the Moorish Science Temple of America.

Hermetic Library Omnium Including Moorish Science Temple in a Complicated Expansive Understanding 28feb2023