Day Eight: February 12, on Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, I am recommending the following five texts on African Religions in the African Diaspora:
- “The African Religions of Brazil: Toward a Sociology of the Interpretation of Civilizations” by Roger Bastide
- “The Faces of the Gods: Vodou and Roman Catholicism in Haiti” by Leslie G. Desmangles
- “Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World”
by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
- “Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo” by Margarite Fernandez Olmos and Lizabeth Paravisi-Gebert
- “Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African DIaspora ” by Joseph M. Murphy
*** Every day is Black History Month.
Every day we celebrate human beings created in the image of God.
Every day we celebrate the gift of life and the gift of black life because black people and all people MATTER to God.