THE CENTER FOR AFRIKAN Biblical STUDIES at
Camp Taifa 2019 – The Sunday Summer Series
Theme: SANKOFA – Standing in our Religious Present
Remembering our Spiritual Past / Building our Africentric Future
Dates: Duration: approximately 75 minutes following worship
Sunday, July 14 Our Religious Present: The Need for Bible Study
Biblical text: Deuteronomy 10
Is the Bible/Bible Study relevant? The Bible, our sacred text; What is the Bible? The formation of the Canon. Bible Study at FAC
Sunday, July 21: Our Spiritual Past: The Sacred Texts of our Foreparents.
Biblical Text: Luke 4: 14 – 30
Shaping consciousness – The sacred texts of our families (Bible, Torah, Koran, Kebra Nagast, etc.)
Based on what we gleaned from our spiritual past, what are we passing on to the next generation?
Sunday, July 28: Our Afri-centric Future. African Diasporic Literature, as Sacred Text.
Biblical Text: Daniel 1:17
The literature of liberation, cultural identity/person-hood
The literature of social, political, economic, environmental, religious justice
What makes a book “sacred/holy”? Literature that impacts the community and our collective cultures.
From Columbus to Castro, Eric Williams
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
The People Could Fly, Virginia Hamilton
Pedagogy: Video clips, open discussion, small group discussion, lecture, facilitation.
Facilitator: Elder Carvel Bennett
Gun Safety Class with Elder Pat Patterson Tuesday, July 16th at 10:00am – 11:30am in the Vanessa G. Knight Building.
“Keen Dreams” is a program for youth exiting in the foster care system. We the Community Building Institute sponsors of “Keen Dreams” invite you to an event where youth will meet mentors, work force staff and those with information on educational opportunities. Also information on emergency shelter and food resources. Please join us on Saturday, July 20th from 1-3pm at New Life Church, 3592 Flat Shoals Road, Decatur, GA. 30034 Bldg. Room 108. For additional information contact Renee Cail at 617-320-3910. Free Lunch will be provided.
2019 Men’s Day Celebration, Big Miller Grove Baptist Church, 3800 Miles E. Fowler Way , Lithonia, GA. Pastor Miles E. Fowler invites Saturday, August 3rd –Early Morning Breakfast at 7 am, Men’s Fellowship Breakfast 8:15am – 10:15, Men’s Day Concert at 5pm with Pastor Andrew Doyle, Praise & Worship Leader/Speakers Bishop Eugene Smith, Pastor of New Vision of Faith Ministries and Min. Justin Smith, Associate Minister/Praise and Worship Leader of New Vision of Faith Ministries. Sunday, August 4th at 9:15am Men’s Day Speaker, Pastor Corey D. Sanders, New Impact Ministries Non-Denominational Church, Chester, South Carolina