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Gary Dorrien: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black social gospel

Though often overlooked by historians, the Black social gospel — a Black church variant of the social gospel — played a major role in the theology and ministry of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, says the seminary professor and author.

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September 8, 2015

An Atlanta church restores its forest and helps urban residents connect with God and nature

Under the guidance of a visionary minister and an energetic lay leader, Central Congregational UCC turned its overgrown 8-acre forest into a nature preserve. The payoff has been far greater than the church expected.

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