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Moving Faith Communities to Fruitful Conversations About Race

The Institute for Community Engagement at Wesley Downtown convened a panel to examine theologically and strategically race relations in the United States. Moderated by Krista Tippett, journalist and host of National Public Radio's “On Being,” the event was designed to help faith communities explore fruitful ways of moving forward.

The event, “Moving Faith Communities to Fruitful Conversations about Race,” featured a panel that included: 

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Daniels Jr., district superintendent in the United Methodist Baltimore-Washington Conference and lead pastor at Emory United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. F. Douglass Powe Jr., James C. Logan Chair in Evangelism (an E. Stanley Jones Professorship) and professor of urban ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary
Michel Martin, host, NPR and student, Wesley Theological Seminary
The Rev. Tom Berlin, senior pastor, Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, Va.
Ronald Machen Jr., United States Attorney for the District of Columbia
The Rev. Rachel Cornwell, lead pastor at Silver Spring (Md.) United Methodist Church

Mike McCurry, Wesley’s Distinguished Professor of Public Theology and former press secretary for President Clinton, introduced the panel.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Seated in the nation's capital, centered in Christian faith, Wesley Theological Seminary prepares more than 700 students annually, representing more than 30 denominations, to become exemplary teachers, preachers and leaders in the world today. Learn more at

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