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In February, the six participating schools of the Building Capacity for Sustainability in Historically Black Theological Schools initiative, coordinated by the In Trust Center, hosted a joint recruitment fair and public conversation. This event, the first of its kind for the initiative, was held at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta. Each institution had a recruitment table with admissions information staffed by representatives from the schools. Following the recruitment fair, a public conversation was held to discuss the Gift of Black Theological Education.

Each participating school staffed a recruiting table where visitors could get more information.

Though each school was represented individually during the fair, the public conversation was a testament to the collaborative work of the six institutional leaders. The public conversation, moderated by Dr. Corey Walker, gave witness to the mission of the initiative: to be “boldly committed to Black theological excellence; wholeness of people, institutions, and communities; and the liberation of freedom of all God’s creation.”

The panel discussion included the heads of each of the six participating schools, including the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce, dean of Howard University Divinity School.

 

Each school leader took time to share how her or his school is unique and subsequently spoke together on the Gift of Black Theological Education and why students should consider earning a theological degree from any of their historic institutions. 

This initiative and event are supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. 

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