African-American Community Workshop Planned for April

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Province’s African-American Ministry Committee is holding a workshop in April, “Ingredients for Ministry in the African-American Community,” at the Washington Theological Union.

The April 10-11 program, which begins Thursday evening and concludes Friday afternoon, is open to friars and their partners in ministry, according to John Frambes, OFM.

Speakers at the event will be Rev. Donald A. Sterling of Baltimore and Rev. Giles Conwill of Atlanta (at right).

Fr. Conwill, a priest of the Diocese of San Diego since 1973, has served at Morehouse College for 20 years. He is chairman of the history department and past director of the Vocations Office of the National Office for Black Catholics. He has been on the faculty at Xavier University of Louisiana, Spaulding University, Clayton State and Clark University. He is the national winner of the Sermon Writers Conference Award.

Fr. Sterling is past president of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus and past executive board member of the National Federation of Priests’ Councils, said Patrick Tuttle, OFM, a member of the Province’s AAM Committee. Fr. Sterling is a priest of the Diocese of Baltimore at The New All Saints Catholic Church downtown.

A registration fee of  $175 includes food and lodging at the Washington Theological Union; $75 is charged if lodging is elsewhere.

Information about registration and other program details is available through David Hyman, OFM, chairman of the AAM Committee, coordinator of the event. 

This is the second of two events held this year by this committee. The first was a commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. in Greenville, S.C., in January.