The Ministry of SANKOFA for the 21st Century Black Church

Oblate School of Theology

Presented by Oblate School of Theology

Nov 13 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM Central Time | ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM WEBINAR

This presentation will explore the usefulness of the ancient concept of Sankofa – the Adinkra symbol of the Akan people of Ghana – to derive meaning and purpose of contemporary Black life and Christian discipleship.

The presentation is sponsored by Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership.


Dr. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow is a pastoral theologian who writes, consults, and presents on several aspects of Catholic ministry, including worship, evangelization, and faith formation. She currently serves as director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies of Xavier University of Louisiana. She teaches in the Xavier Theology Department and holds the Drexel Society Endowed Professorship in Black Catholic Studies. Bellow earned the MBA from McNeese State University (Lake Charles), the ThM from Xavier University (New Orleans), and the Doctor of Ministry Degree in Liturgical Studies from Catholic Theological Union (Chicago).



Registration fee assistance available upon request

For information or to register by phone, contact Associate Registrar, Victoria Rodriguez, at or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240.

Continuing Education events are free* to all enrolled OST students. All other students, 50% off with student ID. To receive discount, register with Associate Registrar, Victoria Rodriguez, at or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240. *Does not apply to meals and lodging.

All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.

The Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership is an interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional academic formation and professional leadership process for developing and supporting pastoral leaders committed to ministry and proclamation.