Rekindling A Prophetic Moral Vision for Justice - William Barber and Willie Jennings in public | Yale Divinity School
Rekindling A Prophetic Moral Vision for Justice - William Barber and Willie Jennings in public | Yale Divinity School: "Rekindling A Prophetic Moral Vision for Justice - William Barber and Willie Jennings in public
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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William Barber, founder of Moral Monday Movement and president of the North Carolina NAACP, will be at Yale Divinity School on the evening of Friday, February 3rd, for a public conversation with YDS Prof. Willie Jennings on building a prophetic moral vision for justice.
The conversation, which is free and open to the public, will be convened by Associate Dean William Goettler and comes as part of the School’s new program in Transformational Leadership for Church and Society.
The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Marquand Chapel with a reception to follow.
Known for his electrifying speech at the Democratic National Convention last summer, Barber is a leader in a movement to build a progressive agenda and a moral framework that counters the conservative religious constructs dominating the public square. “To repair the breaches caused by centuries old systems of racial and gender inequality,” Barber writes, “we need clergy and lay leaders who will dedicate their lives to rebuilding, raising up and repairing our moral infrastructure.”
Joining Barber is Willie Jennings, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at YDS. Jennings’ book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (link is external) (Yale 2010) won the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, the largest prize for a theological work in North America.
Barber will be on campus to serve as the lecturer for a weekend-intensive course, “Rekindling a Prophetic Moral Vision for Justice.”
For more information on the Barber-Jennings public conversation and other Transformational Leadership speakers for 2016-17, please visit the program website.
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