BCTS, Inc. strives to foster an ethical community of scholarly dialogue within the Black Catholic experience by a commitment to the fundamental humanity of all persons as seen in the plurality of cultural, ethnic, and religious experiences that seeks the development of a theology that reflects our interdisciplinary reality.
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.