Baptist Church http://wunc.org en Black Women's Power And Oppression Within The Black Church http://wunc.org/post/black-womens-power-and-oppression-within-black-church <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In many black churches, women do the administrative work, raise funds, and educate the congregation's children. It is rare to find black women in higher leadership roles like preachers and pastors. </span><a href="http://www.marshallturman.com/" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Eboni Marshall Turman</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> is the director of black church studies at Duke Divinity School, and author of </span><a href="http://us.macmillan.com/towardawomanistethicofincarnation/EboniMarshallTurman" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> (</span>Palgrave<span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Macmillan; 2013).&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:17:17 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31612 at http://wunc.org Black Women's Power And Oppression Within The Black Church Winston-Salem Church Ends Partnership With Boy Scouts http://wunc.org/post/winston-salem-church-ends-partnership-boy-scouts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A church in Winston-Salem is ending its partnership with the Boy Scouts of America after more than 60 years. Earlier this week leaders at Calvary Baptist Church <a href="http://www.calvarynow.com/scouts">released a </a></span><a href="http://www.calvarynow.com/scouts" style="line-height: 1.5;">video</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.calvarynow.com/scouts"> announcing the decision</a>. &nbsp;The National organization announced this spring it would remove a restriction denying membership to youths based on sexual orientation. Calvary Baptist is part of the Old Hickory Council, which covers eight counties in the state. It is not the first church to end a chartered partnership.</span></p><p>“We know, I’m going to say three to five right now, some are still in the process of deliberations right now; but three to five out of 135 or so charter organizations who are, or may be ending their relationship with scouting,” said Steve Wilburn, Scout Executive for the Old Hickory Council, which includes eight counties. Leaders from the church declined to do a recorded interview. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:57:29 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 21494 at http://wunc.org Winston-Salem Church Ends Partnership With Boy Scouts