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Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies

Saturday Intensive with:


Forrest E. Harris, Sr.   

Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry and Director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on the Black Church Studies 


Joerg Rieger

Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies Distinguished Professor of Theology


Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: The Black Church and the Economy

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 122

9:00 - 12:00 noon


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in a speech in Memphis in 1968, wondered: “What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn’t earn enough money to buy a hamburger and a cup of coffee?” Rising inequality continues to be a problem in the United States, affecting minority communities disproportionally. How can communities of faith make a difference, and what might be the specific contributions of African American communities of faith?