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From the Editor’s Desk


Our 30th Anniversary Edition of The Journal of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium is even more exciting than our first volume. The two questions posed at the 1978 meeting – whether one can be a serious black Catholic theologian, and whether one can at the same time be authentically black – have been answered unambiguously and in the affirmative. Our 30-year history, the scholarship and leadership of our members, and this Journal are testament to that fact. Many of us remain on the margins, not truly belonging in our respective disciplines or fitting in at our institutions. Slowly, however, that perception continues to change. The fellowship of the BCTS has allowed many of us to blossom, and our voices are beginning to be heard.


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