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Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State
Religious Liberty Has Been White Too Long: Voices of Black Scholars featuring Dr. Teresa Smallwood, Dr. Anthony Pinn, Dr. Nicole Turner and Dr. David Goatley.

Apr 14, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Nicole Myers Turner and Dr. David Goatley
Dr. Nicole Myers Turner is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University. She is the author of Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Post-emancipation Virginia, which narrates the transformation in black religious political strategies that occurred from 1865 to 1890. /// Dr. David Goatley is Research Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke University Divinity School. A globally recognized missiologist, he is a constructive theologian whose scholarship and practice is at the intersection of missiology, Black Theology, and leadership strategy.
Dr. Teresa Smallwood and Dr. Anthony Pinn
Dr. Teresa Smallwood is Associate Director of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School. She earned a law degree, and her Ph.D. concentration in Theology, Ethics, and Human Sciences informs her multivalent methodological approach to racial justice. /// Dr. Anthony Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion at Rice University and Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies. Pinn’s research interests include religion and culture; Black religious thought; humanism; and hip hop culture.
Charles Watson, Jr.
Charles Watson Jr., a native of Millen, Georgia, is the director of education at BJC in Washington, D.C. His work is focused on expanding the base of support for religious liberty and engaging the next generation of advocates. A graduate of The Citadel, Watson earned a Master of Divinity degree at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. He previously served as a hospice chaplain resident, endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Watson is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Charles is also the co-founder of the Ball-Watson Community Engagement Foundation. Founded in 2015, the foundation is based upon the conviction that when individuals from smaller communities and lower income families are given the tools to succeed, they excel.