When Air Force Reserve chaplain Fredricc Gerard Brock, a pastor with Baptist roots, started his doctoral degree of ministry at the Oblate School of Theology, the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership did not exist. The program had yet to welcome other Oblate students, among them future Catholic priests, to what Walker believes is an anomaly at seminaries and other educational institutions: a black church studies program — traditionally Protestant-centered — in a Catholic institution. At Oblate, Sankofa is working to change approaches to teaching biblical studies, Walker said. Walker says that unlike other programs, Sankofa grew out of need. That Sankofa students do coursework at Oblate and that Oblate students take courses at Sankofa has been a blessing, she added.
Source: Ethiopian News October 08, 2018 16:07 UTC