May 14, 2021 | 7:30 p.m. | Online
About the Lecture
For years, scholars talked about the Black Church in North America as if it were a monolith, ignoring the unique circumstances of Black Christians in Canada. This lecture will present an overview of the origins of the Black Church in Canada debunking cultural stereotypes and taken for granted assumptions of its solely US-based origins. It will also discuss issues confronting the Black Church in the 21st century.
About the Speaker
Carol Duncan, PhD
Professor of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University
Carol Duncan is the author of This Spot of Ground: Spiritual Baptists in Toronto (2008), co-author of Black Church Studies: An Introduction (2007) and contributing editor to The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions (2013). She is also co-editor of The Black Church Studies Reader (2016). Her latest book project is Black Religion and Popular Culture. She is also the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship.