Professor David Emmanuel Goatley spoke at an event for the Voices from the World Council of Churches Global Fellowship, speaking out against racism and for justice.
Pandemic response requires more than words of encouragement for those who are suffering. It requires concrete steps to undo systemic injustices, writes the David Emmanuel Goatley, director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School.
We do not have to let social distancing disrupt or destroy “the tie that binds” and “the fellowship of kindred minds,” writes Professor David Emmanuel Goatley in Baptist News Global. 
Professor David Emmanuel Goatley and alumnus Michael Battle took part in a panel discussion on the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade and its relevance for Christian higher education.
On April 2, The Office of Black Church Studies will hold a webinar instructed by the Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr.with guest speaker the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, M.Div. '89, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival.
The Black Pastoral Leadership Collaboration will draw on original research in black church traditions and historical examples of effective black church leadership to train and build networks of effective leaders for the black church of today and the future.
Six Black students from Duke Divinity School preached in local churches on the Office of Black Church Studies Preaching Sunday.
King's message and movement continue to inform contemporary calls for civil rights, even in a time of cultural and technological change.
Professor William Turner recalls how students acted to change the university following MLK's assassination.
The Rev. Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley will serve as a research professor of theology and Black Church Studies.

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