Church and church activities are big time integrated into the daily life of the black community in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. You can tell it's important, because even the school's name has religious connections: Great Faith Elementary and Secondary School. Not only does the church provide spiritual comfort during hard times and an old-timey revival, but it's also a place to hang out, take part in the dating scene, and get the latest news. On a more serious note, though, slavery created a unique type of African-American church in the South—and we get to catch a glimpse of it.
Papa's act of burning his own land is a kind of Christ-like sacrifice.
The Logan family places less emphasis on religion than education.