Saturday, April 9th 2011
9am - 3:30pm
coffee and registration start at 8:30am*
Flow of the Day:
*Continental Breakfast and Check in
Our Prophetic History: Opening session with music, the story of the prophetic ministry of Rev Crum and Rev Lawson and Keynote address by Rev Lawson
Equipping the Faithful: Information session on the history of the Wake Schools Diversity Policy and current data vs. myths.
Discerning a Faithful Response: Workshops on how to engage your church and collaborate with other faiths and community groups in the Wake Schools issue; includes a special Clergy Session and Young Adult Caucus.
Lunch and Fellowship: meet people from different denominations and community organizations with a common interest in engaging the church in local justice issues.
Sending Forth: Closing worship with sermon from Rev. Dr. Barber and "action offering" to bring together our faith values and our Spirit-lead call to action.
Presenters and special guessts include (click on names for more info):
The Wilson Temple Gospel Choir
The North Carolina Chapter of the
Methodist Federation for Social Action
The 3rd Annual
Jack Crum Conference on
"One Bread, One Body: Faithfully Embracing Diversity"
A multi-denominational gathering for North Carolina Christians and friends of the church to learn, dialogue and respond to issues related to the local history of prophetic ministry and our faith-based values of social justice.
This year's theme, "One Bread, One Body : Faithfully Embracing Diversity" will focus on Wake County Public Schools as the front lines of a national trend towards dismantling school diversity policies.
Keynote speaker: Rev. James Lawson
Pastor Emeritus, Holman United Methodist of Los Angeles,
and renowned Civil Right Movement leader who Martin Luther King Jr. called
"the leading strategist and theorist of
non-violence in the world"
Guest preacher: Rev. Dr. William Barber II
President of the North Carolina NAACP and leader in the current community effort against the re-segregation of public schools in North Carolina.
Come be informed and inspired with other clergy, lay leaders, concerned people of faith and friends of the church as we put the current challenge to school diversity within the context of our scriptures, traditions and history and discern a vision for a collective faith-based response.
SEATING IS LIMITED!
Please click on the link below to register today!
“At the time, there was no way to be against what you should have been against—racial segregation—and not cause trouble.” – Rev. Jack Crum
“He put it on the line. Jack Crum was one of the farmers of my soul.
He was my conscience.” – Rev. Vernon C. Tyson
"In terms of Christian faith, you can't live a life of personal piety but not care about social wrongs." – Rev. Dr. William Barber
“Love, the paramount force of life and of the universe, must be the context by which we resist the wrong that we feel and know.” – Rev. James Lawson