In recent months we have witnessed the dismantling of Civil Rights legislation, the appeal to Religious Freedom as a means of exclusion, and the federal passage of Marriage Equality. All of these developments have taken place across the backdrop of the persisting protests of a Black Lives Matter movement, which links police brutality, the slayings in Charleston, S.C., and the recent burning of black churches. This Town Hall aims to foster a public conversation that explores the intersections of race, gender and sexuality in the context of the Black Church’s stated commitment to social justice work in service to all black lives in the current moment.
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Hosted by Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
Sponsored by the Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by Howard University School of Divinity