Mobilizing the Black Church for Policy Initiatives
JUL 8 - AUG 9.
Rev. Dr. J.
President, 1st Amendment Partnership
D. Johnson Cook
Ambassador for International
Eugene F. Rivers, III
Quorum of the
Justin E. Giboney
The AND Campaign
President at William
Founder, Public Square Strategies LLC
Poet and Intellectual
The Seymour Institute’s 2018 Religious Freedom Leadership Summit, “Martin Luther King and the Challenge of Religious Freedom,” is focused on the key role that religious freedom played in the accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the great, transformative Civil Rights Movement. Church leaders from around the country will discuss the critical importance of the Black Church’s service to the poor and needy and the lynchpin of religious freedom on which that work rests. Current threats to religious freedom and how the Black Church can respond will be the concluding discussion.
William P. Mumma
President, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
DATE | August 20-22, 2018
Location | Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC
Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick Jr.
Bishop J. Louis Felton
* Still Reviewing Applications
Day 1: Tour of the Museum of the Bible
Day 2: Leadership Summit
Welcome: Reverend Eugene and Dr. Jacqueline Rivers
Opening Keynote Address:
Topic: Martin Luther King and the Challenge of Religious Freedom
Confirmed Speaker: Bishop Rudulph McKissick Jr.
Panel and Discussion: (1 hour)
Topic: Importance of Religious Freedom for the Service of the Black Church
Confirmed Speakers: Malcolm Rivers, Justin Giboney, Prof. Estralda Alexander
Break for Lunch
Topic: Role of the Black Church in Religious Freedom
Presentation and Discussion:
Topic: The Black Church - Value Added to Their Neighborhoods
Confirmed Speaker: Rev. Dr. Beverly Frazier
Topic: Racism and Religious Freedom
Confirmed Speaker: Eugene F. Rivers
Respondent: Jacqueline C. Rivers
Topic: Where Do We Go From Here? Responding to the Threats of Religious Freedom
Confirmed Speaker: Bishop J. Louis Felton
Day 3: Tour of the National Museum of African American History
W. Swan, II
GENEROUS TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded to the first 40 applicants who live more than 50 miles from Washington, DC as well as a TOUR OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY.
MLK SCHOLASTIC CAMP 2019!
Howard School of Divinity
MARTIN LUTHER KING and the CHALLENGE of RELIGIOUS FREEDOM