Our Founder

Jacquelyn Grant, PhD

Originating Womanist

and

Founder and Director

of

The Office of Black Women in Church and Society

Since its inception in 1981, the Office of Black Women in Church and Society has been located on the campus of The Interdenominational Theological Center in

Atlanta, Georgia.

Our Mission

The Office of Black Women in Church and Society (BWCS) was organized in 1981 to encourage and to facilitate the inclusion and full participation of women in the life and work of the Church and the larger society. Using education as a tool, we seek to create a context for constructive and positive changes in women’s reality and thus, in the Church and the larger society. The programs of The Office of Black Women in Church and Society have a local and national focus.

 

Our Goals

BWCS is committed to increasing the knowledge base about Black women in the Church and the society. Every aspect of the work of BWCS supports the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge for the purpose of correcting miseducation and misconceptions with respect to African American women, and thus advancing their cause.

"(a womanist)3. Loves music. Loves dance.

        Loves the moon.

Loves the Spirit.

        Loves love and food and             roundness.

           Loves struggle.

Loves the Folk.

Loves herself. Regardless."