Our Mission

Our Mission is to foster among Black Catholics an ethical community of scholarly dialogue characterized by


Commitment to the fundamental humanity of all persons;


Regard for the plurality of cultural, ethnic backgrounds and religious experience among Black peoples;


Development of a theology which is authentically Black and truly Catholic.

The Black Catholic Theological Symposium

a national interdisciplinary theological society of the Roman Catholic tradition

was established to:


01 | Publish

Publish reports, the Symposium’s discussions, and research of Symposium membership;

02 | To encourage

To encourage the teaching and discussion of Black Catholic religious and cultural experiences and thought within the theology and/or religious studies curriculum of colleges, universities, and seminaries;

03 | To encourage

To encourage the identification and development of Black Catholic Scholars in the fields of Theology, Liturgy, Ethics, Canon Law, Church History, Biblical studies etc;

04 | To enable

To enable the identification and development of theoretically grounded practitioners in the fields of pastoral ministry and religious education; and

05 | To encourage

To encourage theologically and theoretically grounded ministry and program development responsive to the needs of Black Catholics within the Church and society.