​​Areas of focus

  • Black Family, 
  • Public Safety, 
  • Religious Freedom,
  • Bioethics,
  • Abortion,
  • Euthanasia,
  • Marriage, 
  • Mass Incarceration, 
  • Employment Opportunities,
  • Public Education,
  • Economic Development, 
  • Poverty

Featured video:

​​Upcoming Event​​

Summer Seminar 2017 

​​​A Conversation on Community, Counterculture, and Christianity’s Future in the West.​​​ 

​​Rev. Eugene F. Rivers, 3d, is joined by his wife, Dr. Jacqueline C. Rivers, to read an affirmation on marriage at the Humanum Conference in Rome.



​Hope for a New Generation of Black Christian Leaders​​

Since the 1980s, the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies has existed to provide the new generation of black clergy and lay leaders with the philosophical, moral and theoretical resources to address the cultural decay that contributes to the many problems that are so pressing in today's black communities.

READ Inspiring Statement On Religious Freedom From The Presiding Bishop Of The Church Of God In Christ, Charles E. Blake

Past Events 


An Affirmation on Marriage 

          YOUTUBE                                                                                       YOUTUBE                                                                                     YOUTUBE                                                                       

​​​Dr. Rivers addressing the assembly, including Pope Francis, at the 2014 Humanum Conference in Rome.​  



​Is It Time for ​​the Benedict Option?

Full Address | Humanum Colloquium 

Jacqueline C. Rivers speaks on a panel with Rick Warren, Gerhard Cardinal Müller and others at the book launch for Not Just Good, but Beautiful.

National Museum of American Jewish History | Philadelphia, PA 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 

​​Interfaith Discussion on the 

Differences Between Man & Woman 

Seymour Institute
​Mobilizing the Black Church for Policy Initiatives