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Duke Divinity School and the Office of Black Church Studies will hold a 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series worship service with preaching by James A. Forbes Jr., senior minister emeritus of Riverside Church and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, both in New York City. The Gospel Choir will sing.
Professor Willie Jenning talks in a video interview with Colorado & Company TV news show in Denver, Colo., about race and Christian Theology as part of Black History Month
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Duke Divinity School will host the 2013 Convocation & Pastors' School, an intensive two-day conference that offers lectures, worship, and seminars for Christian leaders of all traditions. This annual event is a colloboration with the North Carolina and Western North Carolina conferences of the United Methodist Church. The convocation also includes alumni gatherings.
Speakers at this year's conference will include: James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College and senior fellow of The Colossian Forum on Faith, Science and Culture; Jorge Acevedo, lead pastor at Grace Church, a multi-site United Methodist congregation in Southwest Florida; and Laceye Warner, executive vice dean, associate professor of the practice of evangelism and Methodist studies, and Royce and Jane Reynolds teaching fellow at Duke Divinity School.
When the Duke University Board of Trustees voted March 8, 1961 to desegregate the university's graduate and professional schools, it was a move that had long been supported by many Divinity School students and faculty (see Divinity School a Leader in Push for Integration).
Professor William Turner exorts people in MLK commemoration sermon to use their individual power to make a difference in the world, according to The Herald-Sun
Thirteen years before the Duke University Board of Trustees voted in 1961 to desegregate the graduate and professional schools, Duke Divinity School faculty and students, motivated by their Christian faith, had started pushing for integration through soul-searching discussions and written petitions.