From Sunday School to freedom school: a new paradigm for religious education

Full Title
From Sunday School to freedom school: a new paradigm for religious education
Author
Heber M Brown
Abstract
The Sunday School programs of many African American churches are struggling because they use curricula that employ a program of spiritual formation that does not substantively honor cultural connection, ethnic identity, or issues of social relevance to black youth. Furthermore, many black churches and denominations have opted to use a Sunday School outline with roots in white Protestant theology and are employing a pedagogy that negates the genius of black youth. After researching currently available Sunday school curricula, the author created an African-centered church school curriculum and Freedom School program based on the Freedom Schools of the Civil Rights era.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Josiah U Young
Language
English
Date
2014
Number of Pages
85