Religious Freedom Mobile Institute

Thu, 10/26/23 - Fri, 10/27/23
All Day
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Engage with new and needed dialogue as Black nontheists and Black Church leaders come together for a pivotal conversation during the Religious Freedom Mobile Institute.

You’re invited to be part of the learning and listening during this two-day online event October 26-27, joining advocates, clergy, seekers, leaders and laypeople engaging together in a personal and public discussion titled (Dis)Belief: Reimagining the Religious Landscape of Black America.

The event is free to all, but you must register on Eventbrite to attend.

The four sessions will explore a wide range of topics. Presentation titles include “African American Secular Humanists: What We Believe,” “It’s Tricky: Christian Identity and the Black Church,” and “Truce! Bridging Secular and Religious Communities to Address Black Mental Health,” just to name a few.

The event also includes one of the first virtual screenings of the movie gOD-Talk, exploring the lives of seven Black Millennials and their challenges and discoveries with faith in the 21st century. It’s the first feature film of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, produced in association with the Pew Research Center.

The Religious Freedom Mobile Institute is a joint virtual symposium hosted by the BJC Center for Faith, Justice and Reconciliation and the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University. Special thanks to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture for their collaboration for this year’s event, which includes the virtual screening and a presentation from Dr. Teddy Reeves, a curator of religion at the museum.

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