Black Church Studies

MLK Lecture Series Worship Service with James Forbes of Riverside Church Preaching

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 11:25am to 12:15pm
Goodson Chapel
stilley@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3539

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.

James A. Forbes, Jr. to Give MLK Lecture April 2

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Office of Black Church Studies will sponsor the 2013 MLK Jr. Lecture Series featuring Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus at the Riverside Church and President of the Healing of the Nations Foundation in New York City.

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Honoring C. Eric Lincoln

Friday, February 22, 2013

March 4 "Black Church and Black Mosque" event will honor the renowned Duke religious scholar.

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2013 Convocation & Pastors' School

Monday, October 14, 2013 (All day) to Tuesday, October 15, 2013 (All day)
Duke Divinity School
Duke Divinity School at events@div.duke.edu

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.

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First Black Students at Divinity School Became Church and Community Leaders

Friday, January 25, 2013

The first black students to attend Duke Divinity School became highly regarded leaders in the church and in their communities.

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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).

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MLK Commemoration: "We Have the Power"

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Rev. William Turner, professor of the practice of homiletics, invites the university to proceed with the momentum it started 50 years ago during a Jan. 20 service commermorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Divinity School a Leader in Push for Integration

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Friday, January 25, 2013
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Integration

As Duke University marks the 50th anniversary of the first black undergraduate students at Duke, we look back at integration at the Divinity School.

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.

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William Turner to Deliver MLK Keynote Jan. 20

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Turner, professor of the practice of homiletics and a member of one of the first classes to include African Americans, will speak on "Praise, Protest & Power: 50 Years in the Making," complementing the 50th anniversary of Duke's first black undergraduate students.

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