'Another World is Possible' examines the many peoples who have mobilized religion and spirituality to forge identity. Some claim direct links to indigenous spiritual practices; others have appropriated externally introduced religions, modifying these with indigenous perspectives and practices. The voices of Black people from around the world are presented in essays ranging from the Indian subcontinent, Japan and Australia to Africa, the UK and the USA. From creation narratives to trickster heroes, from the role of spirituality in HIV positive South Africa to its place in mental health and among the poor, spirituality is shown to be essential to the survival of individuals and communities.
Dwight N. Hopkins is Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is co-communications coordinator of the International Association of Black Religions and Spiritualities. He received a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary (New York) and a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Founding chair of the Black Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion, he is author of Being Human: race, culture, and religion and co-editor of Walk Together Children: black and womanist theologies, church and theological education (2008).Marjorie Lewis is co-communications coordinator of the International Association of Black Religions and Spiritualities.