The Role of Black Churches in Health Promotion Programs

Greetings!


Fellow Kinetics Faith & Justice Network member, Dr. Eric McDaniel, is researching the degree to which churches actively discuss various health issues ranging from heart disease to domestic violence. The survey will ask questions in regards to the actual activities of the church, such as programs or message sent to the congregation or community. It will also examine pastor's attitudes towards these issues and their perception of member attitudes.



We are looking for 800 pastors who would be willing to participate. The survey will be made available via the internet this coming Fall.

If your church is interested in participating in this survey please email me at info@kineticnet.org . Please include name of church, pastor, and your contact information.


Please support this valuable research and our brother.

In love & service,

Jamye Wooten, Kinetics
info@kineticnet.org


About Eric McDaniel


ERIC MCDANIEL holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is currently on leave from the University of Texas at Austin, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Government.

His research focuses on religion and politics and racial and ethnic politics. He is particularly interested in the role of Black religious institutions in shaping Black political behavior. His recent book, Politics in the Pews: The Political Mobilization of Black Churches (University of Michigan Press, September 2008), examines the determinants of Black church political engagement.

He is currently working on a project that examines the political consequences of differing religious interpretations. As a RWJF Scholar, he is interested in examining how religious institutions and religious beliefs shape health behaviors and attitudes towards the health care system.

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