Alumni

2014 Divinity School African-American Alumni Day

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Tara M. Batemon

The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will host a gathering for Divinity School African-American alumni.

The day-long event will include a morning session on "The State of the Black Church," facilitated by Bishop Clarence Laney, senior pastor of the Monument of Faith Church in Durham, N.C.; an alumni dinner and lecture by the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, senior pastor of the Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Ga.; and a worship service with the Rev. Dr. Calvin O Butts, III, the preacher and lecturer for the 2014 Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series, senior pastor at Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, and president of the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury.

The cost for the event is $65 each, with advance registration required. Registration details will be announced soon.

For more information, contact Tara M. Batemon at (919) 660-3461.

2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture with Rev. Raphael Warnock

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:25am to 12:20pm
Goodson Chapel
Tara M. Batemon, obcs@div.duke.edu, (919) 538-0941

The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will hold the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series featuring the Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., where King was co-pastor, as the guest lecturer.

The annual lecture series features national community lecturers who address the issues of justice, peace, and liberation in relation to the black religious experience.

For more information, contact Tara M. Batemon at (919) 660-3461.

2014 Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series Worship Service

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 11:25am to 12:20pm
Goodson Chapel
Tara M. Batemon

The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will hold a worship service as part of the 2014 Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series featuring the Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, pastor of the internationally renowned Abyssian Baptist Church in New York City and president of the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury, preaching.

Butts will be the guest preacher and lecturer for the 2014 lecture series being held Sept. 23-24. The event is open to Divinity School alumni, community and the public. Advance registration is required for the lecture series, with registration details to be announced later.

This year's lecture series will be held in conjunction with the Duke Divinity African-American Alumni Day.

For more information, contact Tara M. Batemon at (919) 660-3461.

Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series Worship Service & Lecture

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 11:25am to 3:30pm
Goodson Chapel
Tara M. Batemon, obcs@div.duke.edu, (919) 538-0941

The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will hold its annual Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series featuring the Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, pastor of the internationally renowned Abyssian Baptist Church in New York City and president of the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury, as the guest preacher and lecturer.

The 2014 event will kick off Sept. 23 with a worship service at 11:25 a.m. and a 2 p.m. lecture, both in Goodson Chapel. There also will be another worship service with Butts preaching on Sept. 24 at 11:25 a.m. in the chapel.

The lecture series is open to Divinity School alumni, students, faculty and staff, and the public. Advance registration is required, with details to be announced later.

This year's lecture series will be held in conjunction with the Duke Divinity African-American Alumni Day.

For more information, contact Tara M. Batemon at (919) 538-0941.

Glen Stassen, Theologian, Dies at 78

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Stassen, Th.D. '67, helped define the social-justice wing of the evangelical movement in the 1980s.

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Alumni Gathering: North Georgia Annual Conference

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
DePalma's, 401 E. Broad St., Athens, Ga.
Lindsay Geist (lindsay.geist@ngumc.net)

The Duke Divinity School Office of External Relations will host an alumni gathering during the North Georgia United Methodist Conference for Divinity School alumni and friends.

Alumni Gathering: Arkansas Conference

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:00am
Mimi's Cafe, 2105 Promenade Blvd., Rogers, Ark.
Todd-Paul Taulbee, (501) 786-3184, dukerev@gmail.com

The Duke Divinity School Office of External Relations will host an alumni gathering during the Arkansas Annual Conference for Divinity School alumni and friends. Dinner will be ordered at the restaurant. Advanced registration not required.

Alumni Gathering: New Mexico Conference

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 11:30am
Leo’s, 9420 Montana Ave., El Paso, Texas
Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass (crl21@duke.edu)

The Duke Divinity School Office of External Relations will host an alumni gathering during the New Mexico United Methodist Conference for Divinity School alumni and friends.

Alumni Gathering: Baltimore-Washington Conference

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 7:00am
Miss Shirley’s Café, 750 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Md. 21202
Lisa Lasater (alisalasa@gmail.com)

The Duke Divinity School Office of External Relations will host an alumni gathering during the Baltimore-Washington United Methodist Conference for Divinity School alumni and friends.

Alumni Gathering: Alabama-West Florida Conference

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 12:00pm
Frazer United Methodist Church, Room 6101, Montgomery, Ala.
Gillian Walters (Gillian.lisenby@gmail.com)

The Duke Divinity School Office of External Relations will host an alumni gathering during the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Conference for Divinity School alumni and friends. A lunch will cost $8.50 each. Advanced registration required by May 29.

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