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The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture emphasizes the continuing struggle for civil rights. This year lecture will be provided by the Rev. Dr. Luke Powery.Powery
The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture emphasizes the continuing struggle for civil rights. This year lecture will be provided by the Rev. Dr. Luke Powery.
Powery is the Dean of Duke University Chapel and Associate Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School. A national leader in the theological study of the art of preaching (homiletics).
His teaching and research interests are located at the intersection of preaching, worship, pneumatology, and culture, particularly expressions of the African diaspora. He has written three books: Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching; Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death, and Hope; and his latest book Rise Up, Shepherd! Advent Reflections on the Spirituals. He has also co-authored an introductory textbook on preaching, Ways of the Word: Learning to Preach for Your Time and Place, and is currently working on the second in the series of meditations on the Spirituals, this time for the season of Lent. He is also a general editor of a forthcoming nine volume lectionary commentary series for preaching and worship titled, Connections.
Powery was ordained by the Progressive National Baptist Convention and has served in an ecumenical capacity in churches throughout Switzerland, Canada and the United States. In 2014, he was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College for his ethical and spiritual leadership in the academy, church, and broader society.
Prior to his appointment at Duke, he served as the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his B.A. in music with a concentration in vocal performance from Stanford University, his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto.
This events is sponsored by the Chaplains Office, Diversity Center, Peace Studies Program, President’s Office, and Target.
The event is free and open to the public. Gustavus Adolphus College – Christ Chapel
The lecture will be livestreamed and archived.
Journalism and the media may influence positive political and social change or fuel violence and conflict. Award-winning New York Times journalist and author, Thomas Friedman, will share his thoughts on
Journalism and the media may influence positive political and social change or fuel violence and conflict. Award-winning New York Times journalist and author, Thomas Friedman, will share his thoughts on interpreting large-scale trends, making sense of accelerating change, and providing reasons for hope in a complex and volatile world.
Free access to information is one of the most important pillars sustaining peace and human rights in our world. Media can promote peace by presenting issues fairly, offering alternative perspectives and sources of information, by countering hate media, and by purposefully pursuing peaceful resolution of conflict.
The event will be live streamed and archived online.
The keynote address is free, yet off-campus audience members should request a ticket starting in January 2019. Gustavus students and staff will be admitted at the door with college ID.
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The annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference was established at Gustavus Adolphus College in 1981 with funding by the late Florence and Raymond Sponberg. It was established to inspire attendees to work for justice and peace throughout the world. Gustavus Adolphus College – Christ Chapel