Duke Divinity School will co-sponsor a “Mobile Course in Public Theology & Activism” featuring the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign, and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author and director of Durham’s School for Conversion. Barber is also the former president of the North Carolina NAACP.
Union Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., and Repairers of the Breach also are sponsoring the course. This will be the third of a ten-stop tour of the course across the United States that will include venues in New York City, Berkeley, Calif., New Haven, Conn., and Nashville, Tenn.
The two Divinity School alumni will lead the afternoon seminar for seminary students, undergraduate and graduate students, academic and church leaders, and congregation members regarding a “freedom Movement framework” for understanding faith in American public life. The course will address a scriptural and theological basis for public engagement; an immersion in the musicology of the Moral Movement; an analysis of current context; and an introduction to moral fusion organizing principles.
Co-sponsors within the Divinity School include the Office of Black Church Studies, Hispanic House of Studies, and Thriving Rural Communities initiative. Duke Divinity students may receive Mentoring for Ministry credit for participation in the course.
Pre-registration is required and the deadline extended to Jan. 22. The general registration fee is $15 each. The student rate is $8. Registrations cannot be refunded after the pre-registration deadline.