Institute on Religion and Democracy Media Advisory
October 10, 2018
Contact: Chelsen Vicari, cell: 540-239-2170, e-mail: cvicari@TheIRD.org
Who: Institute on Religion & Democracy and Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom
What: A lunchtime discussion with famed Pentecostal minister Eugene Rivers and accompanying conversations examining Martin Luther King, Jr.’s political theology
Where: The National Churchill Center at Gelman Library, George Washington University, 2130 H St NW, Washington, DC, 20052
When: October 11, 2018, 10 AM—4:00 PM (EDT)
Washington, DC—The Institute on Religion & Democracy and the George Washington University Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom invite you to join a conversation on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s political theology, an overlooked topic on this 50th anniversary year of his death. Panels conducted through the day will consider topics, including MLK’s theological training and perspective, his role in and criticisms of American civil religion, and his views on foreign affairs.
If you are unable to attend the entire seminar, we invite you to join us at noon for a lunchtime discussion with famed Pentecostal minister Eugene Rivers.
Other participants include Jacqueline Rivers (Seymour Institute), Gary Dorrien (Union Theological Seminary), Marcia Pally (NYU), David Daniels (McCormick Theological Seminary), Samuel Goldman (GWU), Joshua Mitchell (Georgetown), Vincent Lloyd (Villanova University), and James Patterson (Ave Maria University).
Media are invited to attend the event. For interviews with speakers, please contact Chelsen Vicari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRD President Mark Tooley commented:
“In a divided America Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of Christian social hope and redemption is much, much needed. MLK is rightly remembered as a critic of American’s racial sins. He should also be remembered as an American Exceptionalist who loved America’s promise of freedom for all and vigorously asserted this promise for the nation and the world.”