Title

Saying Grace: Praying over the Loss of African-American Religious and Food Culture (and How They are Related)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

This article investigates the joint losses of food and religious culture in the African-American community, which has had a significant impact on the African-American community. Beginning with a historical perspective on the role of food in both a religious and cultural context, the article offers an analysis of why the dual losses have occurred, identifies the consequences of the losses, and suggests strategies for redressing the problem.