The King & Faith Interreligious Symposium brings together scholars and the general public in interreligious discussions on themes of justice in varied religious traditions.
The King & Faith Symposium, a distinguished program of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation, is a thought-provoking platform where religious scholars and theologians delve into the profound aspects of Dr. King's thought and legacy. This symposium stands as a testament to the enduring connection between faith and social justice that defined Dr. King's work.
In collaboration with Stanford University's Office for Religious and Spiritual Life and the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, the symposium fosters interdisciplinary dialogue, promoting understanding and unity among diverse faith traditions. Scholars explore the ethical, spiritual, and moral dimensions of Dr. King's teachings, highlighting his role as a transformative figure who drew inspiration from his faith to champion civil rights and equality.
The King & Faith Symposium serves as a beacon of inspiration, encouraging attendees to reflect on the intersection of faith and activism while carrying forward Dr. King's message of love, justice, and compassion in their own communities and endeavors. It's a testament to the enduring relevance of his faith-inspired vision in our contemporary world.
The 2024 King & Faith Symposium keynote scholar is AnneMarie Mingo, Ph.d..
Mingo is an Associate Professor of Ethics, Culture, and Moral Leadership and the Director of the Metro-Urban Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She previously served as Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University, and an affiliate faculty member in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. In 2018-2019 she was the Ella Baker Visiting Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Drawing on oral histories and ethnographies, her work in Social Ethics centers on the lived experiences of Black Churchwomen who were involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Her research interests include 20th and 21st Century Black Freedom Struggles with a specific focus on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, South African Apartheid Movement, and global Movement for Black Lives, socio-religious activism of Black women, and theological and ethical influences in social movements. Her first book, Have You Got Good Religion?: Black Women’s Faith, Courage, and Moral Leadership in the Civil Rights Movement, will be published with the University of Illinois Press in 2024.
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