Highlighting African-American Missionary Pioneers; Articles by CIU Ph.D. students featured in scholarly evangelical publication

June 19, 2018

Two Columbia International University students explore the current state of global missionary work in the African-American church through a historical perspective. Linda Saunders and Michelle Raven, who are both African-American, are enrolled in CIU’s Intercultural Studies Ph.D. program. Their work was recently published in the Occasional Bulletin published by the Evangelical Missiological Society.      

Saunders article is titled, “The African-American Church’s Absence from Global Missions: Providing Answers.”

Raven’s article focuses on an African-American missions pioneer with the title, “Amanda Berry Smith: The Push and Pull of African American Participation in Outreach.” 

Both women have been personally involved in global missions. Saunders has served for over a decade as a missionary in South Africa. Raven is the director of CIU’s International Community Development program.

Read their articles beginning on page 32 of the spring edition of the Occasional Bulletin.

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