Barna Report Says Black Christians Are Finding More Comfort and Control in the Black Church as They Feel Increasingly Politically Powerless

Parishioners worship at a predominantly African-American church in this file photo. | Reuters/John Gress

While feeling more politically powerless, black Christians have been increasingly finding more comfort and control being part of the black church in recent years, a new report from Barna Group shows.

The report, which is one of several looking at the state of the black church in America was developed in partnership with Black Millennial Cafe, Urban Ministries, Inc., American Bible Society, Compassion InternationalGloo, and Lead.NYC. It describes how black Americans, including members of predominantly black churches, perceive the role of the Church and their political views.

Among the findings of the report is the dramatic increase in 2020 of the share of black Americans who agreed that being associated with the black church is comforting because it is a place where black people have control over their lives compared to 1996.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair

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