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

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?

Join us for a forum hosted by the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies.

Saturday, November 9th, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 122

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

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