Windows on the World: Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
| 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Windows on the World is intended to stimulate personal involvement in and knowledge of some of the crucial and controversial issues facing Christians today. Through these forums, the campus community is exposed to Christian thinkers and activists who model our motto of “the whole gospel for the whole world.”
Presentations are Fridays, 10 a.m. in McInnis Auditorium (St. Davids campus) unless otherwise indicated. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and open to the public.
"The Pentecost Paradigm: What the Church Must Do to Dismantle Racism"
MISSIONS FORUM IN COLLABORATION WITH CAMPOLO CENTER FOR MINISTRY
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, co-founder of The Middle Project and an Auburn Theological Seminary Senior Fellow
While the United States of America grows increasingly diverse, there is a seeming resurgence of emboldened white-nationalism and re-assertion of white supremacy that threatens the Peace of the City and contradicts the character of God’s will on earth as it is in heaven. The Church must bear witness to and embody the Good News — for all of God’s children — in this socio-cultural context. But how do churches build immunity from racial and ethnic tensions that threaten to divide rather than unite congregations? Jacqui Lewis will share practical strategies for developing multiracial, multicultural communities of faith based on her research, experience and leadership with The Middle Project and as Senior Pastor at Middle Collegiate Church, a vibrant, multiracial, welcoming, and inclusive congregation in New York City.
Following this presentation, the Provost’s Office will host an informal luncheon in Baird Library (Walton Hall, 2nd floor) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to extend the conversation over a meal. Sodexo offers a discounted meal rate of $5/person, payable at the door. Luncheon attendees should go through the Dining Commons line and bring their lunches back to Baird Library.