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“As he consults with Black congregations, Black church scholar Lewis Brogdon often advises them to prioritize adding a mental health professional to their staffs.

 

That’s because Brogdon, director of the Institute for Black Church Studies at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, has seen the trauma that racism perpetrates on Black people.

 

‘Our sisters and brothers in the mental health field are going to be some of the most important leaders in the Black community in the next few decades as we continue to talk about the impact of racism on overall health,’ Brogdon said during the Festival of Faiths held Nov. 18-20 in Louisville, Ky.”

Click here to read Pat Cole’s article for Baptist News Global about Brogdon’s Festival of Faiths session.

 

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