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'Culture and Conflict: African American Congregations' explores culture and conflict in the Black church



22.08.2018 08:28:47 - If there is a subject that has been widely overlooked and largely understudied deserving of being explored and discussed, it would be the subject of how culture influences the recognition and resolution of conflict in predominately African American congregations. In Dr. Annisteen Tate-Cammack's riveting and eye-opening book "Culture and Conflict: African American Congregations", this subject matter is addressed in a way that brings readers into questioning, "Does the uniqueness of African American culture impact the way discord is managed in a predominately African American congregation?

(live-PR.com) - If there is a subject that has been widely overlooked and largely understudied deserving of being explored and discussed, it would be the subject of how culture influences the recognition and resolution of conflict in predominately African American congregations. In Dr. Annisteen Tate-Cammack's riveting and eye-opening book "Culture and Conflict: African American Congregations", this subject matter is addressed in a

 

way that brings readers into questioning, "Does the uniqueness of African American culture impact the way discord is managed in a predominately African American congregation?

Dr. Tate-Cammack has witnessed numerous church "break-ups" to the extent of seeing pastors locked out of churches, being taken to jail, laity choosing sides (often without the facts), and generally seeing how conflict impacts pastors and laity alike. Often the conflict is not addressed and tends to manifest itself in other ways. "These actions are damaging to the witness of Christ to the world", stated Dr. Tate-Cammack.

During Dr. Tate-Cammack's educational pursuits in the fields of interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, she became acutely aware that the dialogue did not include the nuances of the black church. While many are addressing the issues of conflict in general and some in churches, specifically, none are researching or addressing the issue of culture and conflict in the Black church. This absence of information led to her research.

Interpersonal communications and the dynamics involved in such a complex subject is not new to Dr. Annisteen Tate-Cammack. She has spent over 30 years in the field of interpersonal communications and conflict resolution. However, after recently becoming interested in knowing if those same dynamics impacted conflict in churches, particularly predominately African American congregations, the book was borne.

Deftly constructed at 118 pages, "Culture and Conflict: African American Congregations" explores the uniqueness of African American culture as it relates to congregational conflict. Black people have formed their own worldviews and distinctive culture as parallels and not replicas to mainstream culture. These distinctive forms of culture and worldview's influence every facet of life including the worship experience.

The information in "Culture and Conflict: African American Congregations" helps one to better understand the unspoken nuances of congregational conflict and brings to light the basis and history of behaviors that negatively impact conflict resolution, reconciliation and restoration in predominately African American congregation.

"I have been in ordained ministry for the past 15 years. I am dedicated to the restoration of relationships through the application of God's Word" - Rev. Dr. Annisteen Tate-Cammack
Read more about "Culture and Conflict: African American Congregations" at the following:

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About Rev. Dr. Annisteen Tate-Cammack:

Rev. Dr. Annisteen Tate-Cammack, an ordained minister, is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, but has spent most of her adult life in California. Her formal education has been molded around interpersonal communication: B.A.& S, Bennet College, Human Resources and Negotiations; Chapman University, M.A., Organizational Leadership and Trinity Theological Seminary, Doctor of Religious Studies with an Emphasis in Conflict Management. Dr. Annisteen Tate-Cammack has been blessed to developed and teach programs on Change Management, Cultural Diversity, Interpersonal Communications, and Conflict Resolution in both secular and Christian forums.

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