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Womanist Leadership Institute Course: Introduction to Africana Religions

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 15, 2024

Led by: Iya Dr. Funlayo E. Wood

Six-Week Elective Course  |  Thursdays, January 11-February 15, 2024  |  6-8 p.m. Eastern Time

Africana Religions include indigenous traditions of Africa like those of the Akan, Yoruba, Ndebele, San, and Fon peoples, as well as related traditions of the Americas like Candomblé, Palo, Lukumi, Hooodoo, Obeah, and Haitian Vodou. In spite of factors like mass conversion to Islam and Christianity and active terrorism against Africana religions, their practice continues on the African continent, throughout the Americas, and the world.

This course will provide an introduction to the study and practice of Africana religions and will highlight topics including: concepts of God and cosmology, ways of knowing, spirit possession, ritual, ceremony, divination, magic, art, and more within a religious studies framework that employs phenomenology, anthropology of religion, and other approaches.

Registration is closed for this course.



February 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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