Through innovative scholarship, public programs, and collecting religious artifacts, the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life expands the ways religion is acknowledged and explored by our nation’s research and cultural institutions.

Explore Our Public Programs

The Center organizes public events exploring religion’s place in African American history and culture and the contemporary roles and needs of faith leaders, faith-based organizations, and African American communities.

Visit the Museum's calendar of events for a list of upcoming programs, subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch past programs, and follow #BlackFaith for an ongoing conversation with a global community of faith and religious leaders, scholars, and the public.


gOD-Talk is a groundbreaking project spearheaded by the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life in association with Pew Research Center.

The project is a series of conversations aimed at uncovering how millennials interact with religion and the transformative nature of community, the internet, and space. Featuring leading millennial voices, gOD-Talk amplifies their individual and shared experiences in a curated conversation streamed live to audiences online across the United States and around the world.

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Recent gOD-Talk Events

Other Past Programs

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. standing at a podium speaking into a microphone while a group of men and one woman hold hands with crossed arms in the background.

MLK 50: A Requiem for a King

The Center for the Study of African American Religious Life commemorated the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a presentation of soul-stirring words and music, performed by Darin Atwater and Soulful Symphony.
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Photograph of a crowded church. The woman in the center of the image leans back with her left hand raised in the air.

Recovering the Bones

Recovering the Bones was a two-day academic conference hosted by the Museum. The conference explores the relationship between Black religious traditions and material objects by bringing together scholars from a variety of academic disciplines.
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Discover objects from the Museum's collection that help expand the ways religion is acknowledged and explored.

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