Duke Divinity School will hold a community worship service of “Litany, Lament and Liberation” focusing on the recent tragedies in Ferguson, Mo., New York City, and others across the nation.
Eboni Marshall Turman, assistant research professor of black church studies and director of the Office of Black Church Studies at the school, will preside, and Dean Richard Hays will make brief remarks. Fatimah Salleh, a M.Div. student, will preach at the service led by the black theology class. There also will be opportunities for silent prayer and reflection.
After the service, there will be a panel discussion, "I Can't Breathe: Theological Responses to Anti-black Violence in 21st Century America," on the recent events by Divinity School faculty members and responses from the community. It will be held in the Alumni Memorial Common Room.
Panelists will be: Willie Jennings, associate professor of theology and black church studies; Mary Fulkerson, professor of theology; Valerie Cooper, associate professor of black church studies; J. Kameron Carter, associate professor of systematic theology and black church studies; and Marshall Turman.
All are invited.