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By BJC Staff Reports

This fall, the BJC is sponsoring a lecture and panel discussion focusing on religious liberty and the black church.

The Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock will headline the two presentations, which will be held November 10 on the campus of Howard University Divinity School and Law School in Washington, D.C.


For more than a decade, Warnock has served in Atlanta as senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, which was the spiritual home of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Active in the community, Warnock has taken on contradictions in the criminal justice system and defended voting rights. The recipient of numerous honors and awards, the media frequently asks him to comment on the issues of the day. He is the author of The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety, and Public Witness.

Religious Liberty and the Black Church: A Baptist Joint Committee Symposium will include a lecture from Warnock and a panel discussion with other members of the Howard faculty. The symposium events will be free and open to the public. For more details and information, visit our website at


From the July/August 2016 edition of Report from the Capital. You can also read the digital version of the magazine or view it as a PDF.