On the next American Black Journal, we’ll continue our yearlong series on The Black Church in Detroit with a look at the impact of the COVID pandemic on ministers and their congregations.
As faith leaders, ministers are called upon to comfort their parishioners in times of sorrow and need. But what happens when the grief touches them personally? In a special report, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Harris, President of the Ecumenical Theological Seminary
, and his daughter Rev. Kenita Harris, Minister of Social Engagement at Detroit Bible Tabernacle
, talk about their personal experience with loss during the COVID pandemic.
Plus, Stephen talks with two Detroit-area pastors featured in a State of Michigan television and radio campaign focusing on the lonely goodbyes that have resulted from the coronavirus and the importance of getting vaccinated. Rev. Charles Williams II of Historic King Solomon Baptist Church
and Rev. Dr. John Duckworth from Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church
address the ongoing vaccine hesitancy in the African American community and talk about the impact of COVID-19 on their congregations.
Don’t miss American Black Journal on its new day and time: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public TV, WTVS-Channel 56.