Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

Category: The African American Church

  • Long Live Her Majesty Queen of Soul!

    Long Live Her Majesty Queen of Soul!

    As a proud native Detroiter, I have always been exceptionally fond of the Motor City and the extraordinary talent it has produced. Detroit has always been a cultural mecca for food ways and folkways, for music particularly Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Rock and Roll, Classical and other forms of music. It has also been…

  • Politics, the Pulpit and the People, Part I

    Politics, the Pulpit and the People, Part I

    Originally Published by the Michigan Chronicle July 13-19, 2016 Many people believe that the church should stay out of politics and that politics should stay out of the church. This view stems partly from arguments for the separation of Church and State. “The phrase “separation of church and state” is generally traced to a January…

  • Politics, the Pulpit and the People, Part II

    Politics, the Pulpit and the People, Part II

    Originally published by the Michigan Chronicle August 10-16, 2016 Whether the church should become involved in politics is still hotly debated, but the truth is many persons of diverse religious backgrounds have been called to leadership in politics. Countless examples of people filling their religious duties and civic obligations with outstanding records of public service…

  • “Politics, the Pulpit and the People.” Part III

    “Politics, the Pulpit and the People.” Part III

    -To truly understand the role of the church and its people in politics, we must remember the ministry of the historical Jesus which sets the tone for understanding the practice of religious faith and life in the world. While at times Jesus withdrew himself from the world for rest and prayer, he did not completely…

  • The Prophetic Black Church Still Needed Today.

    The Prophetic Black Church Still Needed Today.

    Since the beginning of our time in the United States of America, black religion and the black preacher have played vital roles in articulating the hopes, aspirations and ultimate destiny of African-American people. Ever since the bullwhip days of slavery and reconstruction, the harsh realities of Jim Crow and the continuing cauldron of racial segregation…

  • The Bill Cosby Event: The Black Church and The Black Family

    The Bill Cosby Event: The Black Church and The Black Family

    ” The Black Church and the Black Family”Delivered at The Bill Cosby Event, Wayne County Community College, January 13, 2005 Rev. Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III  To Dr. Bill Cosby, our leader and one who has inspired millions over the years through his outstanding gifts and contributions to education and the family and gathered members of this community. Thank you for this…