• 2014 Annual Meeting Schedule


    Black Catholic Theological Symposium

    25th Annual Meeting

    Catholic Theological Union

    Chicago, Illinois



    October 9-12, 2014



    Thursday, October 9, 2014


    3:00pm                        BCTS Executive Committee Meeting

    4:30pm                        Annual Meeting Registration       CTU 1st Floor Lobby Area

    Dinner (on your own)

    7:00pm                       Welcome – Fr. Mark Francis, CSV, CTU President

    Remarks and Introductions – Dr. C. Vanessa White, BCTS Convener

    BCTS PUBLIC LECTURE: Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Ph.D.

    “’What We Will Be Has Not Yet Appeared (1Jn 3:2)’: Black Catholic Scholarship and the Dynamics of Change”                                             

    CTU 2nd Floor Room 210 B&C

    8:15pm                       Reception        CTU 2nd Floor Pre-Function Area

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    7:30am                         Mass 8th Floor Chapel in CTU Residence Bldg – BCTS Members Welcome

    Continental Breakfast       CTU 3rd Floor

    7:45am                         Annual Meeting Registration      CTU 3rd Floor

    8:30am                       Welcome and Prayer: Kathleen Dorsey Bellow, BCTS Associate Convener

    CTU Room 339

    9:15am                         Panel“Sankofa: Looking Back as the BCTS Moves Forward”

                                        Presenters: Jamie T. Phelps, O.P., Ph.D. and Joseph N. Perry, J.D.

    10:25am                      Break

    10:35am                      Presentation“At First We Said Nothing But…”: The Oblate Sisters of Providence and the Josephite Fathers, 1878 -1903”

    Presenter: Diane Batts Morrow, Ph.D.

    11:35am                       Presentation – “The Significance of Black Theology to African Theology of Liberation: Preliminary Considerations”

    Presenter: Joseph Ogbannaya, Ph.D.

    12:35pm                      Lunch      CTU 3rd Floor Atrium

    1:35pm                        Gathering for DuSable Museum Excursion

    2:00-4:15pm              DuSable Museum Tour

    4:30pm                       UpdateBlack Catholic Scholars Oral History Interview Project

    Presenters: Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Ph.D. and Cecilia Moore, Ph.D.

    CTU Room 339

    5:15pm                         Harambee

    6:30pm                        Dinner     CTU Art Gallery – 4th Floor

    9:00pm                       Executive Committee Meeting


    Saturday, October 11, 2014


    7:30am                        Continental Breakfast

    8:30am                       Prayer

                                        CTU Chapel 2nd Floor

    9:00am                       Presentation “Unconscious Racial Bias and the Challenge of Solidarity:  Catholic Social Thought Post Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown, and . . .”

    Presenter: Bryan Massingale, S.T.D.

    10:00am                   Presentation – “Formed and Transformed: The Formation of Black Catholic Lay Ministerial Leadership”

    Presenter: C. Vanessa White, D.Min.

    10:40am                    Break

    11:00am                    Presentation “Is Caribbean Theology a ‘Failed Project?’”

    Presenter: Nat Samuel, Ph.D.

    Noon                          Lunch

    12:45pm                    BCTS Business Meeting     

    4:00pm                     Gathering for Transportation to St. Columbanus Church

    4:30pm                     Mass, Parish Listening Session and Dinner

    St. Columbanus Church

    8:30pm                    Return Transportation to CTU


    Sunday, October 6, 2013



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