ITC’s work to create International partnerships delivered an agreement with the Methodist University of São Paulo on June 1, 2017 signed by Dean Paulo Garcia and Dr. Edward L. Wheeler. The second academic visit to ITC took place in November when Dr. Jonadab Domingues De Almeida, Professor of Literature and Urban Ministries delivered two public lectures. This knowledge exchange was open to ITC students, the AUC community and the public at-large. These presentations delivered in-debt insights and education on African and protestant heritages in Brazil, followed by Q&A sessions.
Future Expansion of ITC’s Brazil Initiative
The Interdenominational Theological Center’s Brazil partnership, and all future programmatic initiatives, will be managed and executed by ITC’S Committee on Global and International Studies. For additional information, feel free to contact Dr. Reginald Braga, Associate Professor of Religion and Education at rbraga@ITC.EDU. Dr. Braga and the committee are working to deliver the following:
- Faculty Exchanges
- Research Initiatives
- Student Exchanges
- Joint Publications
- Translation of Jacqueline Grant’s book White Women’s Christ and Black Women’s Jesus (First Womanist seminal text published in Portuguese language. Publication May, 2018)
- May 2018 (UNIDA and ITC partnership) – first consultation on religion, gender, race, and human rights. This will be a global gathering of scholars for the purpose of creating a permanent research group on the topic.