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Oct21

Moral Monday and Public Religious Leadership: Honoring the Legacy of Will Campbell

2:00pm - 5:00pmZSR Library Auditorium

Description

The School of Divinity in partnership with the North Carolina Council of Churches, and the Wake Forest University Department of Religion, the Religion and Public Engagement Program, and Office of the Chaplain, will be hosting a forum on Moral Mondays and Public Religious Leadership.

The forum is held in honor and remembrance of Will Campbell (’48). Professor Stephen Boyd from the Department of Religion will be lecturing. Other presenters will include community leaders who participated in Moral Monday events during the last legislative session.

 

 

 

 

Schedule

2:00pm Welcome and Words about Will Campbell
2:15pm Panel of Participants in Moral Mondays
3:00pm  “Moral Mondays and Dr. King’s Dream of a Multi-Racial Human Rights Movement”: Lecture by Steve Boyd, John Allen Easley Professor of Religion
Lecture is sponsored by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lecture Series
  About the Lecture: The lecture will address the Moral Monday Movement that began during the 2013 Session of the North Carolina Legislature. Attention will be given to select aspects of the legislative agenda, their effects on various members of the state’s population, media coverage, and the nature, growth, and aims of the demonstrations, including the 950 who engaged in non-violent civil disobedience and were arrested. Boyd will touch on the larger historical context of race and class in the US and North Carolina and then suggest that this new movement has the potential to answer Dr. King’s call for a broadening of the Civil Rights Movement to a multi-racial human rights movement.
4:15pm Panel: “Next Steps for Religious Leaders and Communities”

 

Panelists

  • David Coates, Chair, Sociology Deptartment, Wake Forest University
  • Frank Dew, Pastor, New Creation Community, Greensboro
  • Sharee Fowler, community leader
  • Joe Hoffman, Pastor, First Congregational UCC, Asheville
  • Dennis and Charolette Leach (MDiv ’12), Pastor and First Lady, Morning Star Missionary Baptist, Winston-Salem
  • Jessica Place, Second Year MDiv student, School of Divinity
  • Lawrence Womack, Pastor, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem

About Will D. Campbell

Will D. Campbell (’48) was a theologian, pastor, university official, writer, and social activist. He served as the Director of the Southern Churchmen, which served as a platform for his extensive commentary over half a century on the intersections of faith and social conscience. His first book, published in 1962, was Race and the Renewal of the Church. His 1977 book Brother to a Dragonfly, which chronicles the civil rights movement, was a National Book Award finalist. President Clinton honored Campbell with a Presidential Humanities Medal in 2000, and he has been given lifetime achievement awards from the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the Tennessee chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.