Moral Mondays in Memphis is inspired by Dr. King’s work on behalf of poor people and the work of the New Poor People's Campaign being organized nationally by Repairers of the Breach. Spearheaded by the Museum’s National MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee, Moral Mondays is a three-part series of clergy-led gatherings featuring distinguished speakers and guided table talks on social justice issues. All as we prepare to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in our city.
“The intent of Moral Mondays is coming together to explore the deep connections between shared religious faith traditions and the moral values of justice, fairness and the elimination of poverty, racism and extreme militarism,” said Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson, Chair of the Museum’s National MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee.
Moral Mondays kicked off on October 16, 2017, from 6:15 to 9:00 p.m. at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church with featured distinguished speakers, the Reverend Dr. William Barber II, Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina; President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach; and architect of Moral Mondays in North Carolina.
Hope Presbyterian Church, 8500 Walnut Grove
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., Speaker
Moral Mondays in Memphis is inspired by Dr. King’s workand aims to build support for the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, which was launched earlier this month by Repairers of the Breach. The January event will include a training session led by Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and author of the book, Always With Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor.
Guest speaker, Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., is National Minister of the Drum Major Institute, Senior Minister Emeritus of The Riverside Church, The Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor at Union Theological Seminary, and President of the Healing of the Nations Ministries (all of these institutions of New York City). Additionally, Dr. Forbes is a highly acclaimed author, scholar and nationally sought-after speaker, affectionately referred to in national and international religious circles as the preacher’s preacher because of his extensive preaching career and his charismatic style.
Registration will open in January 2018
Temple Israel, 1376 East Massey Rd.
Rev. Traci Blackmon, Speaker
REGISTRATION OPENS ON JANUARY 23, 2018.