Urban Ministries Plans for Africentric Event

( [email protected] ) Mar 27, 2004 09:28 AM EST

Pittsburgh, PA – For the weekend of April 1-3, The Metro Urban Institute of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will be hosting “Envisioning the Healthy City – Africentric Approaches in Christian Ministry: From Rhetoric to Reality,” at 616 N. Highland Ave., Highland Park. This event is one of the Urban Intensive Weekends that the seminary holds to focus attention upon the ways in which urban congregations incorporate and work with African cultural heritage in their outreach ministries.

The event will use discussion of theology, biblical hermeneutics, Womanist approaches, Christian/Islamic dialogue and practical strategies of community ministry to explore Africentrism. Specifically, it will have workshops on economic development, public education, family ministry, public health, overcoming addiction, grant-writing, charitable-choice options, restorative justice, and racial/ethnic relations during the weekend.

Some of the presenters include Ronald E. Peters, director of the Metro-Urban Institute; Jerry Lytle Cannon, national moderator of The National Black Presbyterian Caucus; Otis Moss Jr., of Cleveland, selected twice by Ebony Magazine as one of America's 15 Greatest Black Preachers; Cain Hope Felder, New Testament professor at the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C.; Lowell W. Livezey, an expert on religious organizations in urban areas and the former director of the Religion in Urban America Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

For more information, and to register, call the Metro Urban Institute 412-441-3304, Ext. 2163 or 2135. Registration is $45.