Program Description

Morehouse School of Religion is poised to observe and celebrate our 128th year of continuous Christian service through the lens of the Black Church. Since our founding, we have endeavored to serve our Baptist congregations, parachurch organizations, alumni, alumnae, and our brotherly and sisterly communities around our global communities.

This year, our theme highlights our institutional role, which is to provide religious education for our clergypersons. Historically, black religious education has played a vital role in the formation of our Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Our theme then is “Courage to Build: Black Religion, Our Quest and Development of HBCU’s Education (Joshua 1:7-9).” We stand confidently that this is an appropriate conversation during these sundry times.

Program Overview

This program will be held online as a virtual event organized over five days:

Dr. Marla F. Fredrick

The Asa Griggs Professor of Religion and Culture at the Candler School of Theology. This brilliant scholar will deliver our C.D. Hubert Lecture.

14 February 2022

7:00 pm EST

Dr. William Robinson

Pastor of Olivet Church located in Fayetteville, Georgia is new voice among voices. He will deliver our Chapel Founder’s Day sermon.

15 February 2022

11:00 am EST

Judge Penny Brown Reynolds

16 February 2022

7:00 pm EST

Reverend Al Sharpton

16 February 2022

7:00 pm EST

The Honorable Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, Ph.D., the Honorable Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League, the Reverend Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network will contribute and bring clarity, around issues that cause our current existential crisis in our black and brown communities. In addition, they will offer ways that our local churches may help our communities in the months ahead, in order to protect our democratic values and voter rights.

Dean of The Morehouse School of Religion Rev. Dr. Joseph Evans

Dean Joseph Evans

17 February 2022

7:00 pm EST

Marc Morial

17 February 2022

7:00 pm EST

Anita Green

President of the Interdenominational Theological Center Alumni, will serve as a celebrant for our Communion observance.

18 February 2022

7:00 pm EST

Our Gift for Your Support

As a gift for registering, you will receive two complimentary books shipped to you as well as a 15% off discount on any Judson Press books.