Dr. Clark to speak on African American influences on religious thought
“Then Why Not Every Man? How Americans Developed a More African Way of Looking at God and Salvation” is the topic presented by Dr. Mary Ann Clark at the Sunday, June 12, 11 am. service at Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 945 Rancho Vista Road. The Granite Peak UU Congregation Choir will share their music.
Dr. Clark says that immediately before and after the American Civil War, Americans made important changes in their religious sensibilities.
With Dr. Clark, we will explore the ways African-Americans may have influenced ideas about our relationship to God, sin and one’s place within the communion of saints.
Dr. Clark is a long-time Unitarian Universalist and religious scholar. She joined Granite Peak UU Congregation in March 2008 after moving from Houston, Texas, where she was an active member of the Bay Area UU Congregation. She is a member of Granite Peak board of trustees and is currently serving as their president. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Rice University and currently teaches comparative religion at Yavapai College.