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The Power and Importance of a Father | Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | June 2012 | The White

The White House Office of Public Engagement and Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships honors 10 individuals who are doing tremendous work in the fields of fatherhood and low-income men and boys. Because of her work in this field Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner is being recognized as a Champion of Change. read more>>

Praying with the President | July 20, 2011

“The President prays with members of the Circle of Protection Campaign during a drop-by meeting with the faith-based leaders in the Roosevelt Room.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) click here>>

Christian Leaders Lobby Obama, Congress for the Poor | Stephanie Samuel | July 21, 2011 | THE CHRISTIAN POST

Amid ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill over the national debt limit, Christian leaders are looking to make allies with Congress and the White House in order to ensure benefits and entitlements for the poor at home and abroad. read more>>

African American Clergy on Budget Cuts | Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | April 28, 2011 | SOJOURNERS.COM

On April 4th, the global community commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and remembered that 43 years ago he was on his way to Washington, D.C. for the Poor Peoples’ March to bring a message to lawmakers on behalf of the poor. Today, as co-facilitator of the National African American Clergy Network, I reaffirm Dr. King’s message and implore congressional leaders and the administration to view the budget as a moral document of our nation’s core values. read more>>

New White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Does It Silence or Support the Black Church | Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | February 2011 | NCBCP Black Women’s Roundtable

The Feb. 5 announcement by President Barack Obama of the White House Office of Faith Based Initiative and Neighborhood Partnerships offers potential hope for real change, especially for the black church.  read more>>

Former CBC Urges Church Leaders to Unite for Political Power | Saraya Wintersmith | December 14, 2010 | HOWARD UNIVERSITY NEWS SERVICE

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner stirred up spiritual leaders in the Omni Shoreham Hotel, entreating fellow members of the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) to stop under-utilizing their political power. read more>>

The Black Church and the Promise of Racial Reconciliation | Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Winter 2009 | RESPONSE. Seattle Pacific University

Despite the biblical mandate for reconciliation and community, the Black Church and the White Church in America have long been divided. This history of separation in which the Church has been mired began during slavery and persists today. read more>>

Reconciliation’s Leading Lady | Michelle McKinney Hammond | Fall 1997 | EXCELLENCE

Barbara Skinner did not stumble when her husband, Tom, died leaving her to manage the growing reconciliation and leadership development ministry the two had built together. She kept the pace with her husband’s dream. read more>>

Been There Done That | Dr. Barbara Williams Skinner | Winter 1996 | The RECONCILER

While there is no excuse for allowing racial barriers to stand, many African American Christians have trouble getting excited about reconciliation. Here are a few of the reasons why. read more>>

Where Are the African American Evangelist? | Tom Skinner | March/April 1989 | BridgeBuilder

I am awed and inspired by the spirit that was at work in the Apostle Paul. He was so much in love with the Lord Jesus Christ, with the gospel and with his own Jewish people, that he could say, “If it were possible for me to go to hell that Israel might be saved, I would be prepared to do that.” read more>>



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