Black Women More Spiritual Says Kaiser, ‘Washington Post’ Study
It makes sense that spirituality is an important part of the black woman’s existence in the face of such negativity.
In her treatise, Spirituality and Religiosity in the Lives of Black Women, Jacqueline S. Mattis of the University of Michigan explains, “Prayer, and specific beliefs and cognitions about God and the meaning of life are particularly important in black women’s efforts to cope with difficult life events.”
Raymond Sturgis, author of “When a Black Woman Prays,” agrees. “Black women and their faith in God have always had tremendous success in changing the conditions of their family, community and social concerns,” he notes.
“Black women believe that God will change their conditions and bring understanding to the hardships they faced daily from poor economics and discrimination. Black mothers, continue to feel the sting of violence that is taking the lives of their beautiful children, and only God can bring the peace and understanding where humanity lacks.”