Culture

The Black Church in Washington

WETA explores the Black Church experience in the Washington, DC region, highlighting the stories of several local congregations.

Politics and the Church

2m 28s

William H. Lamar IV, pastor of the historic Metropolitan AME Church, reflects on the intersection of religious practice and political action in Washington, D.C.

Episodes

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    Politics and the Church

    Politics and the Church - 2m 28s

    William H. Lamar IV, pastor of the historic Metropolitan AME Church, reflects on the intersection of religious practice and political action in Washington, D.C.

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    Raising the Black Lives Matter Banner

    Raising the Black Lives Matter Banner - 2m

    Asbury United Methodist Church, one of DC’s most historic Black churches, raises the BLM banner anew following a brazen act of violence.

  • Worship in the Age of COVID: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Worship in the Age of COVID

    Worship in the Age of COVID - 2m 47s

    One of the DC area’s largest Black church congregations, Alfred Street Baptist Church, finds innovative ways to worship in spite of social distancing.

  • A Baptist's Call to Serve: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Baptist's Call to Serve

    A Baptist's Call to Serve - 1m 9s

    A former pastor at Arlington’s Macedonia Baptist Church, the Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr., carries his mission to the Washington National Cathedral.

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