The Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School will hold the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture featuring James H. Cone, the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, as the guest lecturer.
The annual lecture series, which will be held March 31 through April 1, features national and community lecturers who address the issues of justice, peace and liberation in relation to the black religious experience.
It will include community worship services both days at 11:25 a.m. in Goodson Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., where King was co-pastor, preaching.
There also will be a community lunch and book signing with Cone and Warnock prior to the April 1 lecture at 12:30 p.m.
The cost to attend the lunch is $15 each plus tax. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. Special discounts are available for students in the Black Seminarians Union at the Divinity School by contacting the Office of Black Church Studies.
Advance registration for the lecture is not required, but encouraged. Parking arrangements can also be made by preregistering.