The Body and Religiously Motivated Social Action: A Global Look at Religion and Political Transformation

15 Oct 2021


* Announced by University of Pittsburgh*

Yolanda Covington-Ward and Jeanette S. Jouili have edited a compelling and groundbreaking new volume on the role of the body and social justice work for people of African descent across the African continent, the Caribbean and Latin America, the American South, and Europe. From Pentecostalism in Ghana and Brazil to Ifa divination in Trinidad to Islam in Nigeria, London, and South Carolina, the contributors explore the nuanced and often veiled intersections between the body, religious expression, and political agency within the cultural specific contexts. Embodying Black Religions in Africa and Its Diasporas (2021) further deepens and expands the public’s understanding of African-inspired religious expression as something more than resistance and struggle against white supremacy and gender bias.

Event Date: 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University