BLOOMFIELD — As the first national survey of its kind, the National Black Catholic Survey (NBCS), prepared by the University of Notre Dame, reveals significant information about the religious engagement of African American Catholics. The results of the survey will be discussed at a “Day of Reflection,” which is being sponsored by the Office for Black Catholic Ministries (OBCM), on Jan. 21 at the Archdiocesan Center at Saint Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield at 9 a.m.
The public is invited to attend. To participate in the discussion, call the OBCM at: 860-243-0648. Registration is required.
According to Deacon Arthur Miller, director of the OBCM and president of the National Association of Black Catholic Administrators (NABCA), the findings are revealing. For instance, the study shows that on almost every conceivable measure of religious engagement, ranging from religious beliefs to practice, African American Christians are more religious than most other American Christians.