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On January 22–24, 2020, the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
Damali Najuma Smith-Pollard, senior pastor of Word of Encouragement Community Church, preaches about how God’s promises in scripture bring us comfort, preserve our lives, and lift us up.
Kenichi Yoshida, pastor and associate director of academic affairs, preaches about the power of theology that comes from the margins—focusing particularly on the voices of women of color.
Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, discusses the history of racial inequality in the United States and in the American church
Teesha Hadra and John Hambrick, coauthors of Black and White: Disrupting Racism One Friendship at a Time, discuss issues of race and the practices of empathy, humility, and leaving one’s comfort zone
Dwight N. Hopkins, the Alexander Campbell Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School, lectures on the tangible lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.
Voices from the Fuller community reflect on race and inclusion
David Bailey, founder and executive director of Arrabon, shares about his work in racial reconciliation and the need for the church to repair society’s broken systems
Leading scholars wrestle with the complexities of race, theology, and the economy
Dwight Radcliff, a PhD candidate in Fuller’s School of Intercultural Studies, explores the history of the African American church and looks to Hip Hop as a lens for interpreting scripture
A cross-country road trip for two alumni reveals both the challenges of racial stereotypes and the blessings of hospitality
The University of Chicago theology professor and a community of scholars discuss the social, cultural, and pastoral intersections of the Black experience
Los eruditos e invitados discuten la teología y la experiencia Latinx en conferencias en español organizadas por el Centro Latino
The Black Public Theology Symposium brought the Black academy and the Black church into dialogue and explore ways to distill Black theology and make it accessible to the Black church and community
Sebastian Kim, Executive Director of the Korean Studies Center and professor of theology and public life, reflects on the ministry of reconciliation, public theology, and the Korean Peninsula.
Hak Joon Lee, Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics, reflects on theology and ethics through the lens of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work
The Pannell Center's Jeanelle Asutin reflects on the complexities of working toward racial reconciliation
Estrelda Alexander, president of William Seymour College, lectures on the meaning of Martin Luther King’s life and examines how much of his dream has come true—and how much has still been deferred