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Christianity in Crisis: MLK and the Black Church in the Age of Ferguson


January 21, 2016
7:30 pm - 8:50 pm
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Black Community Services Center, Stanford University

Lecture by the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou. Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies.

Part of a lecture series on “Religion, Violence, Nonviolence,” offered in conjunction with RELIGST 29 and RELIGST 119. Free and open to the public. Stanford students may register for credit; see Explore Courses for information.

For full list of lectures in the series, click here.

Rev. Sekou is a writer, public intellectual, organizer, pastor, theologian, and documentary filmmaker. A central figure in the mobilizations in Ferguson, Missouri, he has helped train thousands in nonviolent civil disobedience. Rev. Sekou has lectured widely, including at Harvard Divinity School, Princeton University, and the University of Paris. His book Gods, Gays, and Guns: Religion and the Future of Democracy was published in 2012.

Cosponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr., Education & Research Institute, Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, Program in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, Peace+Justice Studies Initiative, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Modern Thought & Literature, and African & African American Studies.