Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 8:30pm
Online (via Zoom)
Office of Black Church Studies
(919) 660-3439

Racism is an ever-present problem around the world, in North America, and in the United States. Addressing its historical, contemporary, and future injury requires a credible and compelling witness of the Church. Essential to this work is preaching that confronts racism.

Duke Divinity School Professors David Emmanuel Goatley, Ph.D., director of the Office of Black Church Studies and a research professor of theology and Black Church Studies, and Will Willimon, S.T.D., director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, will host a series of online conversations with Duke Divinity School alumni around this critical calling for the Church today and in the future.

The conversations will look at how pastors, particularly in predominately while congregations, can speak honestly and faithfully, hopefully and redemptively, about the sin of white supremacy, as well identify some of the pitfalls and possibilities, challenges and opportunities, of allowing the Gospel to speak to American's racial past and present.

In addition, Duke Divinity alumni will be brought into the conversation. There will be opportunities for interaction with online participants.

Registration is not required, and there will be only 500 online seats available immediately prior to each conversation.

The conversations will be held at 7:00 p.m. via this Zoom link on:

  • September 29, 2020
  • October 13, 2020 
  • October 27, 2020.