Black Atheists in the Pulpit: Black History Month Presentation & Roundtable

On February 1st, Black Skeptics Los Angeles will join with Zion Hill Baptist Church in South Los Angeles for a historic Black History Month presentation and roundtable. The event will feature Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars author Sikivu Hutchinson and author Donald Wright (both members of the AAH Advisory Commitee). The Houston-based Wright is the author of The Only Prayer I’ll Ever Pray and founder of the February 26th Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers.

Last year, members of Black Skeptics LA met with Zion Hill and posed probing questions about the state of the Black Church, the role of black humanism in African American social thought, and the Religious Right’s influence on contemporary politics. Zion Hill Pastor Seth Pickens has been with the church since 2009 and is a Morehouse College alum with a deep commitment to social justice in South Los Angeles. Zion Hill is the first Black Church in Los Angeles history to host such an event.