The present political economy in America presents socially conscious people with a mandate: find a way to collaborate. On September 28, 2017, Vanderbilt Divinity School will officially launch The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Ruby, 2411 Blakemore, Nashville, TN from 6-8 pm. The public is invited to attend.
The Collaborative will serve as a hub for a national conversation on racial justice. Public Theology is the lens through which we will engage this conversation. Clergy, laity, community activists, organizers, scholars, faculty, students, and all who continue to hope for a society committed to the principles of justice in race relations are invited to collaborate with us. This work is funded by a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation.
A top priority for this work is the training of the next generation of leaders to engage a wide public on issues of racial justice through all modes of media. The Collaborative will produce summer institutes staffed by renowned leaders from an array of disciplines including theology, ethics, sociology, political science, law, and cultural criticism. Moreover, we will offer training from fierce community organizers, social activists, and non-profit sector leadership in an effort to accentuate the importance of theory meeting praxis in the vanguard of a racially just society.
Join the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative, or as we fondly call it: The Collaborative, for our official launch.