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We are talking with Rev. Madison Shockley, Pastor of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, CA. Along with performing his pastoral duties with Pilgrim, Madison serves on the board of directors of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of San Diego and Imperial Counties and the board of directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. He also writes commentary for various online and print outlets.
Two of his recent articles focus on Ferguson and are helpful in framing the issues. Please read and share your comments.
Also, joining the discussion are Rev. Dr. Weldon Thomas pastor of New Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Rochester, New York and Bishop John Selders, pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ, Hartford, Connectict. ?#Ferguson?
TOPIC: The tragic killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown and news that a grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for any crimes related to his death! The discussion will be guided by Rev. Dr. Thomas and Bishop Selders.
The Right Reverend Doctor John L. Selders, Jr. is an ordained minister serving in the United Church of Christ, the organizing pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ, Hartford, CT, and Assitant Chaplain at Trinity College. Bishop Selder's hometown is St. Louis.
Bishop Selders has served as Lecturer at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT., Adjunct Faculty Member in the Field Education at Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA., Dean of Urban Ministry Track for The Anglican Divinity School and is an adjunct faculty member for The Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, Chicago, IL. He serves on a number of boards and works with several organizations both locally and nationally whose work is ultimately concerned with the healing of humanity.
Reverend Dr. Weldon G. Thomas is a native of Annapolis, MD. He is the pastor of New Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Rochester, New York. Prior to his current appointment, Rev. Thomas served as the Presiding Elder of the New York - New England District of the CME Church supervising 20 churches in the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Dr. Thomas serves as the Director of Christian Education for the New York – Washington Region of the CME Church, and as a member of the C.M.E. Board of Institutional Chaplains. He has served as assistant pastor in Philadelphia, PA., and pastored in Winston-Salem, NC, and in Washington, D.C. where he was the president of the Black Methodist Clergy Association of Greater Washington DC.
Margo Lee Williams will share her research and journey to gain designation of the first African American site (Strieby Congregational United Church of Christ), by the Randolph County North Carolina Historical Preservation Commission for Cultural Heritage Sites.
Margo Lee Williams holds an MA in Sociology and an MA in Religious Education. She developed an interest in genealogy early in life and in the 30+ years since, she has researched and written extensively on her family, including her book: Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850), an Early African American Quaker from Lassiter Mill, Randolph County, North Carolina: My Research Journey to Home, for which she won the 2012 Excellence in Publishing Award from the North Carolina Genealogical Society.
Margo is a well-known lecturer for the Family History Centers of the LDS Church in the Washington, DC area, a former editor of the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and through her private research company, Personal Prologue, has developed expertise in identifying heirs for intestate probates. She is currently a National Veterans’ Service Officer with Vietnam Veterans of America.
2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
On September 25th, 2011, The National Black Church Initiative launched a campaign to bring 10 million Black men back to church over the next ten years. Thu ultimate goal of this agenda is get African American brothers to return to church , atone for their sins and establish or reestablish their relationship with God through Christ. But does this return to "Church" necessarily mean a return to Christ? Or does this mean exchanging the sins of the world for the sins of the congregation?...
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