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Black Church 11th Hour Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Vanderbilt Divinity School, Benton Chapel
(Free Event)

Part I: Plenary: The Cross and The Lynching Tree with James Cone
7:00 p.m.       
James Hudnut-Beumler, Dean of the Vanderbilt Divinity School

Forrest E. Harris Sr., Director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Lecture: James Cone, Union Theological Seminary
Reception to follow

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
Free Events)

Part II: A Crisis of Faith
10:00 a.m.                  
Opening Remarks
James Cone, Union Theological Seminary

10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.          
Panel: A Crisis of Faith
Peter Paris, Professor Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
Delores S. Williams, Professor Emerita, Union Theological Seminary
Lewis Baldwin, Vanderbilt University


Part III: If Wasn’t for the Women
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Panel: If Wasn’t for the Women
Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Valerie Bridgeman, Lancaster Theological Seminary
Teresa Fry-Brown, Emory University Candler School of Theology

Part IV: A Creative Exchange
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Panel: A Creative Exchange
Victor Anderson, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Juan Floyd-Thomas, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Richard Pitt, Vanderbilt University                                  

6:00 p.m.                    

Friday, April 5, 2013
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Reading Room
(Registration Required)

Part V: WomanPreac​ h! Inc. and the Kelly Miller Smith Institute Presents Sophie's Table:
A Breakfast Conversati​ on with James Cone
9:00 a.m.                  
Opening Remarks
Dale P. Andrews, Vanderbilt Divinity School

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.        
A Breakfast Conversati on with James Cone
faciliatated by Valerie Bridgeman, Lancaster Theological Seminary

Registration Link:

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For More Information
Sha’Tika Brown
Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies
(615) 936-8453


Previous Conferences

Strengthening the Black Family

The Black Church and Human Sexuality

Church and Public Policy

Black Church Studies Consultation