‘Breaking Bread’ Panel to Bring Race to the Table

June 5, 2020

Candler has assembled a panel of scholars and local clergy for a roundtable discussion on race. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership, will moderate the event, “Breaking Bread Together as We Work for Justice and Healing: A Lunchtime Discussion with Candler Faculty and Local Clergy,” on Tuesday, June 9 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.

Panelists will include Candler faculty Gregory C. Ellison II, associate professor of pastoral care and counseling; Ellen Ott Marshall, associate professor of Christian ethics and conflict transformation; Kwok Pui Lan, Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology; and Kyle Lambelet, postdoctoral fellow; along with the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, senior pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, and the Very Rev. Dr. Sam Candler, dean of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta.

Franklin will offer opening remarks and then ask panelists to reflect on and respond to the confluence of crises afflicting our country: ongoing violence against Black bodies, the ingrained structures of white supremacy, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Q&A session will follow the discussion.

The event will be presented as a Zoom webinar and streamed on Candler’s Facebook page.

The event is sponsored by the Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership and The Candler Foundry.