Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou is the Senior Minister of Lemuel Haynes Congregational Church (UCC) in South Jamaica Queens, New York. He is third generation ordained Elder in the Church of God in Christ. Rev. Sekou holds fellowships with the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, The Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the Institute for Policy Studies. His forthcoming book is Gods, Gays, and Guns: Religion and the Future of Democracy.

Recent Posts by Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru

Dear god,

An angry letter about Haiti from a pissed-off Pentecostal preacher.

New Yorkers: “Spiritual Not Religious” for Haiti

“Spiritual not religious” is the mantra of a generation. It is a disclaimer over and against organized religion, the rise of fundamentalism, and the epistemic skepticism of the postmodernity. To put it crudely, the bankruptcy and bullshit of the church have helped to shape a new religious identity. Nevertheless, the questions of being, meaning, despair,…

Killing the Buddha

Exiles in the Promised Land

This short video montage is based on footage and photos from my recent trip to Beirut, Lebanon. I was privileged to spend time with the people of Shatila, the Palestinian refugee camp in West Beirut. The trip ended with a talk that I gave entitled “Exiles in the Promised Land: New Orleans, Baghdad and the…

The Last Nail

God and democracy four years after Hurricane Katrina.

Gays Are the New Niggers

40 years after the Stonewall riots, what Bayard Rustin means for American democracy.