2014 Consultation & Conference

Texts of Terror, Texts of Empowerment: Reimagining Sacred Canon in Africana Womanhood

The second Consultation of African and African Diasporan Women in Religion and Theology was held July 6-14, 2014, at the Talitha Qumi Center, Legon, Ghana. Women of diverse ages and religious faiths from Africa and the United States participated in an invigorating time of learning, sharing, engagement, and reflection on the theme Texts of Terror, Texts of Empowerment: Re-imagining Sacred Canon in Africana Womanhood. In addition to thought-provoking presentations and discussion of ways sacred texts intersect with violence against African-descended women and girls, special events included a trip to the infamous El Mina castle of enslavement.