The North Carolina Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action’s Jack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry is an annual ecumenical gathering of North Carolina Christians and friends to learn, dialogue and respond to issues related to the local history of prophetic ministry and our faith-based values of social justice.
Our third annual conference will be held this year on April 9th from 9am to 3:30pm at Avent Ferry United Methodist in Raleigh. Click here for directions:
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. Dynamic presentations, music, dialogue and worship will seek to inform and inspire each participant 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.
We are pleased to have as this year’s keynote speaker, Rev James L Lawson,
Pastor Emeritus at Holman United Methodist of Los Angeles, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt University, and renowned Civil Right Movement leader, who Martin Luther King Jr. called “the leading strategist and theorist of non-violence in the world.”
We are also please to have as this year’s guest preacher, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and leader in current battle against the re-segregation of public schools in North Carolina.
The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door; students can attend for $15. Registration and continental breakfast start at 8:30am.
To register or for more information, click here.
In Partnership with: Great Schools in Wake, The North Carolina NAACP, Black Methodists for Church Renewal, The North Carolina Council of Churches, The United Methodist NC Board of Church and Society, The Jack and Kay Crum Endowment for Prophetic Ministry, Avent Ferry United Methodist Church; Fairmont United Methodist Church and other religious and community organizations