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2015-08 Archive

Tragedy, however, is not the last word for what has occurred in the year since Michael Brown’s death. Many have heard the cry for justice and are stepping up in many ways by protesting, teaching, praying, learning, and becoming activists. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary was a sponsor for the Ferguson conference and Dr. Stephen Ray, the Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Systematic Theology, represented the seminary there. Our own alumna, Dr. Pamela Lightsey, Boston University School of Theology, was the lead coordinator. The conference engaged “sacred conversation” among attendees from around the country about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, as well as considering the questions: “What does/ought our work mean for Black communities? What does it mean to us as scholars with access within the academy to frame for our students the work of scholar activists?”