Claflin University To Host Inaugural Sankofa Generation Transformation Campus Tour
Nov 09, 2015
Claflin University will host the inaugural Sankofa Generation Transformation Campus Tour on Tuesday (Nov. 10), starting at 11 a.m. in Ministers’ Hall. The purpose of the tour is to recruit, train, and deploy young adults into missionary service around the world with opportunities for service-learning.
a pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas and Romal Tune
, a social entrepreneur and founder of Faith for Change, Inc., in Los Angeles, will share their message of musicology, global hip-hop, and community restoration.
“Sharing their global experiences alongside current and former young adult missionaries will create an intergenerational conversation based on missiology with a different beat,’” says Regina Henderson, associate general secretary for Justice and Relationships at Global Ministries.
The tour will also address practical matters relevant to the vocational discernment and preparation process, such as securing a passport and “fun-raising.” The expected outcome is to recruit, train, and deploy at least two missionaries from each school in the next two years and walk with students through a 12-month discernment process of global Christian service.
The Sankofa Generation Transformation Campus Tour is sponsored by The United Methodist Church Global Ministries’ Program of Generation Transformation, General Board of Higher Education and Ministries’ Black College Fund, Sankofa Initiative, The Voices Project, Faith for Change, Inc., and St. John’s United Methodist Church Downtown in Houston.
The program’s goal is to share the mission story through intergenerational conversations on matters of social justice and advocacy and invite young adults to serve as short-term missionaries.
Claflin was selected the 2015 AARP/HBCU Digest HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked Claflin as one of “America’s Best Colleges” for the past 17 years and the magazine again ranked the University a top tier national liberal arts college Washington Monthly ranked Claflin the number-one liberal arts college in South Carolina and the top HBCU in the nation in its 2015 annual College Guide.