Duke Divinity School will sponsor a critical conversation and discussion related to race and the church in which participants will receive specific guidance for talking about race in predominately white congregations. Preachers will be encouraged to initiate conversation on race in America in their congregations through addressing the subject in sermons and organizing their congregations through pastoral leadership.
Christina S. Cleveland, associate professor of the practice of reconciliation at the Divinity School, and Luke Powery, dean of Duke University Chapel and associate professor of homiletics at the school, will provide critiques of Will Willimon’s book, Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism. Willimon is a retired United Methodist Church bishop and professor of the practice of Christian ministry at the school.
The event is open to the public and all members of the Divinity community. Registration is not required.