Birmingham and the Bible

November 02, 2013

10:00am

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the events in Birmingham, Alabama, the Center and library for the Bible and Social Justice shares a reflection at the Stony Point Center on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Biblical interpretation in his work for freedom.

Featuring

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

Rev. Sekou is is the Pastor for Formation and Justice at The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain in Boston, MA. His published works include two critically acclaimed collections of essays, urbansouls, and Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Race, Religion, and the Future of Democracy. His forthcoming book is Riot Music: Race, Hip Hop, and the Meaning of the London Riots. He is also a Freeman Fellow with the historic Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Also featuring CLBSJ Board Members:

Dr. Alissa Jones-Nelson

Alissa Jones Nelson

Dr. Jones-Nelson completed her Ph.D. in Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, and is the Acquisitions Editor in Religious Studies at De Gruyter. Her research focuses on hermeneutics and the intersections of politics, gender, and religious texts and practices.

Dr. R. Douglas Bendall

Douglas Bendall

Dr. R. Douglas Bendall is the founder and president of The Newark School of Theology, Newark, New Jersey, which promotes social justice and the development of congregations by providing educational opportunities to students in low income communities.

If you’re interested in helping us publicize this event, feel free to download and print out our flyer here, as well! CLBSJ Autumn Seminar

This event is co-sponsored by

  • Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries
  • Word and World
  • Stony Point Center
  • Newark School of Theology

Program

WHITE PRIVILEGE, WHITE GUILT AND AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIP IN 21st CENTURY ORGANIZING

Video

PROPHETIC WITNESS, THE BIBLICAL NARRATIVE AND OPPRESSED IDENTITY

Video

THE BLACK PROPHETIC TRADITION AND THE BIBLICAL NARRATIVE

Video

LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL AND THE THEOLOGY OF VIRTUOUS (DIS)OBEDIENCE

Video

THE FREEDOM HERMENEUTIC AND “DOING” THEOLOGY

You Tube Link: http://youtu.be/ICJ_9jNk8DA"Video</a>

CORETTA’S LOVE LETTERS AND THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST TRADITION

<a class=”button tiny hollow” href=”a href=”http://youtu.be/lO93wRPjhkw”>Video</a>

See also the Communication Director’s Report