About Black Religious Thought and Life (BRTL) Program at CRCDS
The Black Religious Thought & Life (BRTL) at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) is rooted in Black prophetic faith traditions and committed to liberation, equity, and inclusion. BRTL understands that Black religious experiences and expressions are vast and exist within, and beyond, church walls and other sacred spaces. BRTL also recognizes that Black religious and spiritual experiences lend themselves to public and personal inquiry, critical reflection, action, and advocacy. Toward that end, BRTL celebrates the diversity of thought in Black religious studies, advocates for social transformation and liberation, and cultivates bodies of knowledge and experiences relative to Black religious thought and life toward contextually-relevant scholarship and practice.
Check our our line up of events and workshops for the Black Religious Thought and Life Launch Week for March 13 - 16, 2023 in the video below:
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Monday, March 13
4:15 pm, Eastern
Black Religious Thought and Life Chapel and Workshop on Black Preaching
Preacher and Workshop Leader: Rev. Dr. Shazetta Thompson-Hill, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Faculty Affiliate at CRCDS in Rochester, New York.
Note: This chapel service and workshop will be only offered virtually through Zoom. The chapel service will be from 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm with a 15-minute break and then the workshop will be held from 5:15 pm - 5:45 pm utilizing the same Zoom session.
Tuesday, March 14
4:15 pm, EasternBlack Religious Thought and Life Workshop: Land and the Black Community
Workshop Leader: Rev. Dr. Joi R. Orr, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Please note: Due to the anticipated inclement weather in Western New York area, the Black Religious Thought and Life (BRTL) Workshops planned for Tuesday, March 14th and Wednesday, March 15th will not be in HYFLEX format. They will instead be offered online only. For additional information, visit www.crcds.edu/brtl.
Wednesday, March 15
4:15 pm, EasternBlack Religious Thought and Life Workshop: Black Spiritual & Communal Care
Workshop Leader: Rev. Dr. Jamie Eaddy Chism, CRCDS '20, Womanist Theologian, Loss Navigation Specialist, and Death Doula.
Please note: Due to the anticipated inclement weather in Western New York area, the Black Religious Thought and Life (BRTL) Workshops planned for Tuesday, March 14th and Wednesday, March 15th will not be in HYFLEX format. They will instead be offered online only. For additional information visit www.crcds.edu/brtl.
Thursday, March 16
4:15 pm, Eastern
Black Religious Thought and Life Engaging Rochester Event & Reception
We invite you to join us for a special Engaging Rochester event as we launch CRCDS 's Black Religious Thought & Life (BRTL) program. BRTL is rooted in Black prophetic faith traditions and is a continuation and expansion of CRCDS’s previous Black Church Studies program. At this event, you will have an opportunity to meet the school's president, Dr. Angela D. Sims, the BRTL program director, and the BRTL Advisory Board members.
Special Note: This event includes a closing reception after the program. Part 1 will be available in-person and online, while Part 2 will only be for those in-person on campus. We kindly ask that you RSVP using the registration link above for both online and in-person attendance. The tentative schedule is as follows:'
Part 1: 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm - Engaging Rochester with Dr. Kishundra D. King
Part 2: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Black Religious Thought and Life Reception w/ light refreshments and food
All are welcome to join us!
Black Religious Thought and Life ON-DEMAND Workshops
BRTL On Demand