On behalf of the Institute for Lay Ministry and the Office of Black Catholic Ministries of the Archdiocese of Detroit, you are invited to attend a special lecture by Dr. Cecelia Moore on the history of the Black Catholic movement in the United States, including its connection to Detroit.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Catholic Clergy Caucus and the National Black Sisters’ Conference, which first met in Detroit. Within just a few years following 1968, the Black Catholic movement grew and additional groups within it emerged, including the Black Catholic Theological Symposium (BCTS).  This lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Moore’s lecture will explore how and why these gatherings of Black Catholics happened in 1968 and what impact they have had, and the continued promise they might bear, on Black Catholic endeavors in the Church in the future. Dr. Moore is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. She also is affiliated with the Xavier University of Louisiana's Institute for Black Catholic Studies. The seminary remains committed to our Detroit community and to encouraging Black Catholic leadership and ministry formation in the Archdiocese. We hope you will join us on October 11—and please bring a friend!