Candler to Lead Series on Racial Healing and Justice

May 17, 2019

Nine Candler faculty members and an alumna will headline Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church’s upcoming summer lecture series, “Lift Every Voice: Racial Healing and Justice.” The lectures will take place on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. in Glenn’s Ward Fellowship Hall. The sessions are free and open to the public, and will also be live streamed on Facebook. The schedule is below.

June 2: Robert M. Franklin, Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership: “Moral Leadership and the Arc of Racial Healing and Justice”

June 9: Luther E. Smith, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Church and Community: “Howard Thurman’s Prophetic Significance for Today”

June 16:  Theodore R. Weber, Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics: “Reflections from the American Civil Rights Movement”

June 23:  Gregory C. Ellison, II, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling: “Fearless Dialogues”

June 30: Michelle Ledder 10T, Director of Program Ministries, the General Commission on Religion and Race for The United Methodist Church: “From Monitoring to Ministry—Real Skills for Dismantling Racism Right Now”

July 7:  Nicole R. Phillips, Associate Professor in the Practice of Sociology of Religion and Culture: “Patriotism Black and White: The Color of American Exceptionalism”

July 14: Antonio Alonso, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture and Director of Catholic Studies: “Caminemos con Jesús: Latinx Theologies of Accompaniment and Encounter”

July 21:  Elizabeth Corrie, Associate Professor in the Practice of Youth Education and Peacebuilding, Director of the Religious Education Program, and Director of the Youth Theological Initiative: “Confronting Racism through Jesus”

July 28: Jenny Phillips, Manager of Creation Care Ministries for the General Board of Global Ministries: “Creation and the City of God: How United Methodist Stewardship of Property Can Promote Racial Equity”

August 4: Elizabeth Corrie: “White Churches and the Work of Reparations”

August 11: Melinda McGarrah Sharp, Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at Columbia Theological Seminary: “Sustaining Resistance: Pastoral Care for the Ongoing Work of Racial Justice”

August 18:  Alison Collis Greene, Associate Professor of American Religious History: “Histories of Race and Southern Churches in the 20th Century”

Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.