Duke’s 2017 Convocation & Pastors’ School

July 18, 2017

Registration is now available for the 2017 Convocation & Pastors’ School, Oct. 9-10 at Duke Divinity School. The annual two-day conference offers lectures, worship and seminars for Christian leaders of all traditions. How can the Church confront and heal the bias and hate that breeds fear and division within our families, congregations, and communities? How can clergy and church leaders empower congregations to embrace the freedom God offers to seek justice and love kindness with and for our neighbors? Join us as we explore strategies for living into God’s will and action for the world. Featured presenters:

  • Lecia Brooks, outreach director, Southern Poverty Law Center;
  • Amy Butler, senior minister, The Riverside Church of New York;
  • Michael-Ray Mathews, director of Clergy Organizing, PICO National Network
  • Valerie Cooper, associate professor of Religion and Society and Black Church Studies, Duke Divinity School; and
  • William H. Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C., will serve as convocation preacher.
Pastors serving churches eligible for grants from The Duke Endowment, current students, 1st year seminary graduates and retired pastors can attend the event at a discounted rate. Register for Convocation & Pastors’ School.