Greetings Alumni and Friends, February
Happy Black History Month! February is referred to as Black History Month includes celebrations within the United States of America and Canada as a time to acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of black people. Black History Month is officially celebrated in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Republic of Ireland during the month of October.
Since 1883 Gammon Theological Seminary has been making Black History and continues to make Black History in 2019. For over 135 years, Gammon Theological Seminary has specialized in helping Black People pursue dreams for graduate theological education. For Gammon, Black History has always been more than simply one month of the calendar year, instead we appreciate and acknowledge the significance of our history 365 days a year.
As a child I remember fondly the importance of Black History programs in school, my local community, and during church services in February. For centuries the Historically Black Educational Institutions and the Black Church served as major (if not the only) sources of meaningful affirmation and significant celebration of the humanity and divinity of black people. Let each of us serve as meaningful sources of affirmation to each other and to those in our community as we each strive to be a light in the world, spreading the good news of Jesus Christ!
In 2019 and beyond, I believe the role of the church remains to highlight the worth of all God’s children. I invite you to partner with Gammon to spread affirmation, hope and the importance of loving all God’s children, across all nationalities, ethnicities and races. That is what Jesus would do!
Rev. Ken Walden President-Dean, Gammon Theological Seminary