NBJC Black Church Summit Faqs:
What is NBJC? The National Black Justice Coalition
is a nationwide Black gay civil rights organization headquartered
in Washington, DC. The mission of the organization is to end to racism
and homophobia within the Black communities across America.
Location/Date/Time: The 2nd Annual Black Church
Summit will be held at the historic Mother Bethel AME Church, 419
S. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA, Saturday, March 10, 2007, 9am- 5pm.
Media Briefings/Interviews: 9am – 11:30am,
Saturday, March 10, 2007. To schedule time please and any special
requests please contact Herndon Davis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at
202-319-1552 ext. 24
Why is the Black Church Summit important? Why should
my media outlet cover it? The factors of HIV, anti-gay violence and
emotional depression are rampant within the Black gay community.
Often the Black Church is ill equipped to adequately address these
issues which are often swept under the societal rug.This year's event
will once again attract nationally prominent clergy, civil rights
leaders, and many opposed to and also affirming of homosexuality.
Our goal is to assist the Black Church on how to embrace their lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender friends, neighbors, family, and members
of their congregations.The continued silence of the Black gay community
on issues dealing with homophobia has left the entire community vulnerable
to the divisive tactics of those who do not have the community's
best interest at heart.
What does NBJC plan to accomplish through the Black Church
Summit? We plan to increase the size of our ongoing Black
Church Social Justice Community Action Network which is a national
coalition of gay affirming Black churches and clergy who will provide
activism on ending Black Church homophobia and discrimination.
What is NBJC's position on gay marriage? There
is no such thing as same-sex marriage, there is only marriage and
we believe that all Americans regardless of race, ethnicity and sexual
orientation should have the right to marry the person they love.
Can I receive more information about NBJC or the Black Church
Summit? Yes, please contact Dr. Sylvia Rhue at email@example.com
or at 202-319-1552 ext. 23
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