With the NC Primary less than a week away, many North Carolinians are having heated discussions over the role of religion and politics, especially in regards to African Americans. Later this week, the Know Bookstore in Durham NC is hosting several events to discuss this issue.
On Thursday, May 1st at 7PM, there will be a panel discussion called "Was Rev. Wright, Right?": Christianity, Liberation Theology and the Black Experience. The discussion will center around the controversial statements made by Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. bPanelists wil include, Peter Opa, author of the new book, "Jesus Would Vote for a Black President" and founder of ReThinkAfrica; Bruce Bridges, author of "Recapturing Your African Mind and owner of the Know Bookstore and Min. Paul Scott author of the essay "Hip Hop Children of a Lesser God" and founder of the Messianic Afrikan Nation.
On Friday, May 2 at 6PM, Peter Opa will hold a book signing at 6PM.
And on Saturday, May 3 at 3PM, Peter Opa will deliver a lecture entitled "Jesus Would Vote for a Black President."
For more information contact Bruce Bridges at the Know Bookstore 2520 Fayetteville St Durham NC at (919) 682-7223
Peter Opa can be reached at (510) 684-9711 http://www.rethinkafrica.com/
Min. Paul Scott can be reached at (919) 451-8283 http://www.nowarningshotsfired.com/