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Public Theology Lecture: Conversations with Country Dark: The Craft of Creating Space for Fearless Dialogues

Speaker: Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, II
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Candler School of Theology

Location: The Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful

Ellison has written several articles and speaks extensively on issues related to adolescence, hope, marginalization, and muteness and invisibility in African American young men. Ellison is the author of Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men and the co-founder of Fearless Dialogues, a grassroots community empowerment initiative to improve the lives of African American young men. His current research focuses on caring for marginalized populations, pastoral care as social activism, and 20th and 21st century mysticism. Ellison has two books in progress with Westminster John Knox Press, Fearless Dialogues: The Civil Rights Movement of the 21st Century and Anchored in the Current: The Eternal Wisdom of Howard Thurman in a Changing World.

About the Public Theology Lecture Series at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Public Theology Lecture Series will help the Garrett-Evangelical community understand more about the intersection of the theological perspectives and values as they perform service in the public arena for the well being of all persons and creation. For more information, contact Erin Moore, Director of the President's Office and Executive Assistant, at

To learn more about the 2015-2016 Public Theology Lecture Series, including a list of all or our speakers, go to

March 22, 2016

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

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Evanston , IL 60201