Event focuses on organizing and preaching for justice
MTSO will host a day devoted to equipping and inspiring faith and nonprofit leaders, community organizers, and activists for prophetic ministry Monday, April 4: Prophetic Ministry – Institute on Organizing and Preaching for Social Justice. A $50 registration fee covers all sessions, including lunch and dinner, and provides one continuing education unit. Advance registration is required and available at www.mtso.edu/prophetic.
Presented by the Theological Commons at MTSO, the institute will feature workshops with five activist scholars: Valerie Bridgeman, MTSO faculty member and founding president of WomanPreach!; Angela Cowswer, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary faculty member and director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience; Ray Pickett, faculty member at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; Gerald Taylor, who served as national senior organizer for the Industrial Areas Foundation; and Yvonne Zimmerman, MTSO faculty member and author of Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex and Human Trafficking.
This event is made possible by the generosity of Ray and Phyllis Sells. Ray, a community organizer and social justice activist, graduated from MTSO in 1963.
The day begins with registration and refreshments at 8 a.m., and it will conclude with a 6:30 p.m. coffee shop program, “The 1960s Anti-War and Civil Rights Movements: Songs that Moved a Nation,” by folk singer Bill Cohen. More information about the schedule and presenters is here.