Center for Community Engagement & Social Justice and Pride In The Pews to Host State of The Black Church: Reconciling Communities Symposium Event
February 24, 2023, 9 am – 5 pm Est; At the Union Theological Seminary Of New York, 3041 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027.
By: Center for Community Engagement & Social Justice
Over 850,000 Black LGBTQ+ people identify as religious. Yet, out of the eight historically Black Christian denominations, none (ZERO) of them are LGBTQ+ affirming.
"We advocate for change within the Black Church for the Black Queer community," says Rev. Karmen Michael Smith, Executive Director of CCESJ and author of Holy Queer: The Coming Out of Christ.
WHO: Rev. Karmen Michael Smith, Rev. Don Abram, Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart, Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Rev. Fred Davie, Rev. Dr. Brianna K. Parker, Rev. Carmarion Anderson-Harvey, Bishop Keith McQueen, Pastor Kristian Smith, Kim Daily, Pastor William Anthony Ellis Jr., Rev. Quincy James Rineheart, Ph.D. Candidate, Rev. Stephen J. Thurston III, Rev. Dr. Timothy Adkins-Jones, Bishop Clarence Laney, and Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis. More about the speakers here
WHAT: The State of The Black Church: Reconciling Communities and Reimagining Inclusion Symposium
Panel discussions will include the Public Square public policy, legislation, movement-building, pastoral leadership, congressional relations, and advocacy with an emphasis on truth-telling and courageous conversations. Download Event Agenda
WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2023, | 09:00 am – 05:00 pm est.
WHERE: Union Theological Seminary Of New York, 3041 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027.
MORE INFO: Visit https://www.prideinthepews.com | Download Event Agenda
Media Contact: Amore Philip | AOPR | 929-229-5512 | pr [@] aoprllc.com
Panelists will be available for interviews and commentaries.
ABOUT CCESJ: Building on Union Theological Seminary's nearly 200-year social justice legacy, the CCESJ is a hub to nurture and equip next-generation leaders and to support bold initiatives that reimagine the work of justice. For more information, please visit https://www.ccesjunion.org/
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