Webinar: "Black Catholicism, Liberation Theology and the Catholic Future"

Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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The Center for Religion and Spirituality invites you to the annual African American Ministry Forum, featuring theologians Kim Harris, Ph.D. and Darnise Martin, Ph.D., where we will explore race, social justice and the Catholic Church. Reflecting upon Black Catholic history and leadership, Dr. Harris and Dr. Martin will consider how the Church in the U.S. might enter more fully and authentically into solidarity with Black communities in practical and faithful ways.

This is the first of a series of free webinars focused on the concerns of the African American Catholic community.  Dates of upcoming webinars will be shared on April 8th.

To Participate
This event is free and open to the public via the Center's Facebook page (click here to be redirected). Please "like" the page to recieve notices and updates. For additional information, please contact the Center at crs@lmu.edu.

About the Speakers
Kim Harris, Ph.D. is assistant professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, specializing in African American thought and practice. A prominent Catholic liturgist, Dr. Harris composed Welcome Table: A Mass of Spirituals, one of the complete Mass settings featured in the Lead Me Guide Me Black Catholic Hymnal, Volume #2. Dr. Harris teaches, records and travels the nation, lecturing on the music of African American freedom traditions, and leading music in a variety of liturgical settings. 

Darnise C. Martin, Ph.D. is clinical associate professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Formerly assistant director of the Center for Religion and Spirituality, Dr. Martin has been teaching and researching on the diversities of African American religions at LMU since 2005. She is the author of Beyond Christianity: African Americans in a New Thought Church (New York University Press, 2005), and coeditor of Women and New and Africana Religions, a volume within the Women in Religions Series for Praeger Press (Praeger, 2009).

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