Founded in 2020, Prophetic Activism: From the Cross to the Community is a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Focus Group through United Theological Seminary (UTS). The Centre for Prophetic Activism Inc. has partnered with UTS to create a faith-grounded, liberation-based, “Ministry that Matters” doctoral cohort for activists, clergy, and other leaders working for justice in their community.
Luke 4:18-19 expresses the earthly mission of Jesus Christ in the office of ‘Prophet.’ Prophets are inspired to action through compassion for impoverished, marginalized, and oppressed members of society. Prophetic Activism – From the Cross to the Community draws from historically Black, diverse, and inclusive churches and other Christian faith-based contexts to provide the liberating work of the Holy Spirit by addressing contemporary social justice issues with love and grace. From the cross to the community, scholars engage liberation, Black, womanist, intersectional, Black Lives Matter, and other theologies with hermeneutical questions that address the heart of ministry from a prophetic lens.
Intensive and In-Context Learning
The three-year program consists of six phases with one intensive and an additional 32 contact hours per phase via videoconferencing, in person, and/or hybrid instruction. Each intensive and the spring focus group meet at the seminary. Scholars meet at a location in the context of one of the group members during the fall focus group meeting
Scholars are encouraged to participate in the National Council for Black Studies Annual Conference, the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, and/or other conferences that provide exposure to learning experiences relevant to Prophetic Activism.
Guest Presenter: Aja Holston-Barber at the Fall 2021 Prophetic Activism From the Cross to the Community Doctoral Cohort
Rev. Dr. Joseph Daniels, Lead Pastor of The Emory Fellowship in Washington, D.C.
ABCUSA / Anti-Racism Task Force with Dr. Natalie Wimberly at the 2021 Fall Prophetic Activism: From the Cross to the Community Doctoral Cohort
Alicia Hurle, MPA, Co-director for Kentucky Civic Engagement Table and Commonwealth Alliance Voter Engagement (she, her, hers)
Reverend Dr. Joseph A. Hooper, Senior Pastor of St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey
October 2020 United Theological Seminary Prophetic Activism: From the Cross to the Community Doctoral Cohort lecture by Rev. Dr. D. Anthony Everett DMin at Interim Focus Group Meeting 20201021.