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Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the African Orthodox Church, specifically:

●        The relationship between the African Orthodox Church, and Civil Rights and Black nationalist organizations, like the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA);

●        The place of the African Orthodox Church amid the Black Protestant religious landscape and/or other Orthodox churches in the United States;

●        The church’s Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Canadian, and African-American roots and transnational concepts of Blackness;

●        Comparisons with historical and existing Orthodox Christian communities in Africa, and/or Black participation in Orthodox Christian Churches in America.

 

Co-Chairs:

Brandon Gallaher, b.gallaher@exeter.ac.uk

Ashley Purpura, apurpur@purdue.edu

Tobin Shearer, tobin.shearer@umontana.edu

Alexis S. Wells-Oghoghomeh, alexis.s.wells@vanderbilt.edu