The Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis will be our guest preacher and lead a conversation time after worship on September 22. She is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is also the author of the book Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community (Chalice Press, 2015). She interviewed more than two dozen clergy and young activists who were actively involved in the movement for racial justice in Ferguson and beyond. Ferguson and Faith is a collection of stories of courage and hope. Dr. Gunning Francis gleaned from these stories seeds of possibilities that, if nurtured, could serve us well into the future. These are the stories that were rarely imaged on television, yet they are integral to the fight for justice in Ferguson and resonate with the struggle for human dignity around the country.

On Thursday, September 26, Dr. Gunning Francis present Faith and Ferguson sponsored by the Distilled Theology Collaborative. This event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum Foundation Building.


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