Spiritual Care in an Age of #BlackLivesMatter: Examining the Spiritual and Prophetic Needs of African Americans in a Violent America

Spiritual Care in an Age of #BlackLivesMatter: Examining the Spiritual and Prophetic Needs of African Americans in a Violent America


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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 is the day that changed America. A Republican business mogul and reality television host who once proclaimed that if women didn't accept the intimate advancements of men, then men were could simply grab these women by a particularly sensitive extremity below their stomachs, snatched the electoral collegiate vote and since then has worked tirelessly on reversing President Barack Obama's progressive policies and pushing immigration legislation backwards.

This vital resource guide incorporates the basic understandings of spiritual care with the current social, emotional, existential and spiritual needs of African Americans simply surviving in Trump's violent America. It's one-of-a-kind, offering specific spiritual care strategies and interventions for African Americans dealing with particular physical, social and emotional health challenges in the midst of rising statistics of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia leading to violence in the United States.

Intended for anyone in academia or the helping professions, this comprehensive work benefits those seeking to provide spiritual care to African American hospital patients, counseling clients, church congregants and parishioners, military veterans, or returning service members. The contributors to this anthology are experts in their respective fields who offer a new, refreshing, and energizing perspective on important issues impacting African Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532648083
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 187,169
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Danielle J. Buhuro is an ACPE Certified Educator/CPE Supervisor at Advocate Aurora South Suburban and Trinity Hospitals at Chicago. She is the author of Is There a Heaven for a “G”? (Resource Publications, 2017).

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“The collective voices of those Dr. Buhuro includes in this important work are powerful and the topics categorically germane to that which concerns Black Lives. Responsibility and the ‘Why’ of your current engagement, or lack thereof, to the violent and reckless response associated with black bodies, souls, and psyches, will be challenged.”

—Bridget Piggue, Director of Spiritual Health, Emory University Hospital Midtown

“Rev. Danielle Buhuro has assembled a select and excellent group of phenomenal caregivers, clinical therapists, psychologists, pastors, seminary professors, and CPE Supervisors to produce one of the most important resources for spiritual care and pastoral counseling in the twenty-first century.”

—Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., Senior Pastor Emeritus, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

“Every chapter of this book is a love offering for black life thriving, a guide for those who long for emotional and spiritual health and to foster it in others. . . . My only lament is that we had to wait this long for such a thorough offering. Every pastor, every chaplain, every scholar of every discipline who wants to situate their work through the lens of black love and black lives needs this book.”

—Valerie Bridgeman, Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Homiletics & Hebrew Bible, Methodist Theological School in Ohio

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