139 CANDACE GORHAM: “The Ebony Exodus Project”

Black women are the single most religious demographic in the United States, yet they are among the poorest and least healthy groups in the nation. Inviting furor and conversation, author Candace Gorham says the core issue is too much reliance on religion and the literal interpretation of the Bible.

Drawing on her own past experience as an evangelical minister, she infuses The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Black Women Are Walking out on Religion—and Others Should Toowith raw, bracing honesty. “People–especially women–need to think for themselves. I was depressed and suicidal until I realized I couldn’t pray my hurt away. I had to reach for something more.”

Through interviews with African-American women who have left the church, Candace reveals a legacy of shame and suffering. Her book calls for everyone to honestly reflect on their relationship with religion and consider the answers they seek may lie within. Her website is www.ebonyexodus.com.

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Posted on May 28, 2015 in Episodes

Responses (2)

  1. RN
    June 30, 2015 at 5:48 pm ·

    Seems to me Candace was trying to BE ONE OF THE PERSONS IN THE BIBLE by taking it so literally….ONLY CHRIST IS PERFECT. Maybe the mental disorder caused THE THOUGHTS SHE HAD along with some form of obsessive disorder and attention deficit…mind constantly trying to figure things out,doing things right etc…Jus as others we grow up with some of our parents ideas then realizing in adulthood that our parents had to do what they had to do in THEIR TIMES…Common Sense is common at ALL!!!..KNOW BETTER JUS DO BETTER FOR YOURSELF AND YOURS….but in the end MENTAL DISORDERS guides ones thinkn process!..If the bible.helps u READ ON!!!….One persons PERCEPTION….BLACKS AS PEOPLE DON’T ALLOW THEIR RISE BC OF THE STEADY PULLING DOWN OF OTHERS!!!!..#CRABS….not what Candace saying…LUDICROUS!!

  2. Name Debra
    May 30, 2015 at 7:20 pm ·

    I found the story interesting. There may be some truth in your store but black women love the Lord!!

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