Generational Shift in Black Christianity Comes to Harvard

At The New York Times, Samuel Freedman chronicles the progression of black Christian leaders from civil rights pioneers to younger leaders, many of whom were not alive during the civil rights movement. The Reverend Jonathan L. Walton, who was installed as the Pusey minster of the Memorial Church at Harvard on Sunday, says “we’re all standing on the shoulders and benefiting from the sacrifices of those who came before us. But it can’t be totally reducible to race. I’m also a Southern evangelical kid who’s been appointed to lead the spiritual community of an almost 400-year-old institution founded to train Puritan ministers.”

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