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Loyola theologian invited to Black Catholic Theological Symposium

Loyola press release - September 22, 2008

Alex Mikulich, theologian and research fellow on race and poverty at Loyola University New Orleans’ Jesuit Social Research Institute, was invited to full membership in the Black Catholic Theological Symposium on Sept. 10.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to become a member of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium,” wrote Mikulich in his response to BCTS.

The BCTS was founded to foster an ethical community of scholarly dialogue characterized by commitment to the fundamental humanity of all persons, regard for the plurality of cultural, ethnicities and religious experiences of Black peoples, and development of a theology which is authentically Black and truly Catholic. The BCTS encourages the teaching and discussion of Black Catholic religious and cultural experiences through the theological and religious studies curricula of colleges, universities and seminaries.

BCTS promotes the identification and development of Black Catholic scholars in the fields of theology, liturgy, ethics, canon law, church history, biblical studies and other academic disciplines.

Mikulich is the co-editor of, and contributor to, “Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Break the Silence” (Orbis Books, 2007) winner of the College Theology Society’s 2008 Book-of-the-Year Award. He is currently co-editing and contributing to a book addressing the problem of white privilege in relationship to the United States incarceration system from the perspective of Catholic social teaching. Mikulich is a member of the Pax Christi USA Anti-Racism Team.