‘Social justice’ event at MTSO April 4


Methodist Theological School in Ohio will host a day devoted to “equipping and inspiring” faith and nonprofit leaders, community organizers and activists for “prophetic ministry,” according to MTSO officials.

The event, “Prophetic Ministry – Institute on Organizing and Preaching for Social Justice,” will be on April 4 on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware.

A $50 registration fee covers all sessions, including lunch and dinner, and provides one continuing education unit. Advance registration is required and available at www.mtso.edu/prophetic.

The day will feature workshops with five activist scholars:

• Valerie Bridgeman, MTSO faculty member and founding president of WomanPreach!

• Angela Cowswer, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary faculty member and director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience.

• Ray Pickett, faculty member at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

• Gerald Taylor, who served as national senior organizer for the Industrial Areas Foundation.

• Yvonne Zimmerman, MTSO faculty member and author of “Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex and Human Trafficking.”

The day will begin with registration and refreshments at 8 a.m., and it will conclude with a 6:30 p.m. coffee shop program, “The 1960s Anti-War and Civil Rights Movements: Songs that Moved a Nation,” by folk singer Bill Cohen.

More information about the schedule and presenters is at www.mtso.edu/prophetic.

The event will be presented by the Theological Commons at MTSO, which promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience between students, faculty, clergy and the public “for the benefit of all participants and those they serve,” according to MTSO officials.

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Information for this story was provided by the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

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