Oluwatomisin Oredein

Professor, Brite Divinity School

Oluwatomisin “Tomi” Oredein is an assistant professor in Black religious traditions, constructive theology and ethics and the director of the Black Church Studies program at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. Anchored in her American African identity, her scholastic and creative work engages theopoetics, womanist theology and ethics, postcolonial and decolonial thought, and Black theology from an African diasporic perspective. She is the author of “The Theology of Mercy Amba Oduyoye: Ecumenism, Feminism and Communal Practice,” an award-winning book detailing the connection between African women’s theologian Mercy Oduyoye’s life and her theological formation.

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Nurturing Children Through Worship and Prayer Initiative

A new grant is available to support endeavors that help children come to know and love God and grow in faith.

The Nurturing Children Through Worship and Prayer Initiative aims to support programs that help congregations strengthen worship and prayer practices that respect how children experience God and express their faith, include children with disabilities, draw upon the arts, create opportunities for Bible storytelling, and connect worship to the daily lives of children and families.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. (ET) on May 6, 2024.

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