Conference - African Americans in the Church - 2/28
2/11/15

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In This Issue:
Truth in Cold Blood - Dramatic Reading & Discussion
Location and Registration
Reconciliation, Transformation, Love, and the Racially Inclusive Congregation”
Voorhees College Gospel Choir
A Perspective on Black Leadership in The Episcopal Church
“The Church’s Role and Responsibility in Promoting Social Justice
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Truth in Cold Blood - Dramatic Reading & Discussion
The Venerable Calhoun Walpole (Archdeacon of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina) and Dr. Kendra Hamilton will present a Dramatic Reading and Discussion of the play "Truth in Cold Blood"

This play explores a violent chapter in the history of integration within the Episcopal Church in SC.

William Alexander Guerry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of SC, was murdered by an Episcopal priest in June 1928. His death and the events leading to it have been largely forgotten. This play, Truth in Cold Blood, restores the memory of this tragedy to a place where it can, as all history strives to do, lead people to a better understanding of how to face the future while, at the same time, confronting the past and present.

- adapted from the Introduction to the play by the Venerable Calhoun Walpole, Archdeacon, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

Scene from "Truth In Cold Blood" - YouTube

Location and Registration
“African Americans in the Church” is the topic of an educational conference being offered February 28 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, North Myrtle Beach.

Registration is $20 and is available online. The event is part of the Episcopal Forum of South Carolina's "On the Side of History" series, and includes presentations and Q&A

***CONFERENCE MEETS - 9:30-2:30 p.m. ***

***LUNCH IS INCLUDED***

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - EVERYONE INTERESTED IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

LINK TO REGISTER & DIRECTIONS TO CONFERENCE

Reconciliation, Transformation, Love, and the Racially Inclusive Congregation”
Presented by: Dr. Kendra Hamilton (Director of Southern Studies, Presbyterian College).

Dr. Hamilton holds degrees from Duke University, Louisiana State University and a PhD in English and American Studies from the University of Virginia.

The subject of Dr. Hamilton's writing, scholarship, poetry, and essays is firmly embedded in South Carolina history and culture. It is particularly focused on the submerged narratives of rural women’s lives, Southern food and folkways, and the three intertwined bloodlines (African, Amerindian, and European) of what Jamaica Kincaid has called “this long moment that begins anew each day since 1492.”

- adapted from Presbyterian College Bio
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Voorhees College Gospel Choir
MEMBERS OF THE CHOIR FROM VOORHEES COLLEGE will sing at the conference.
Voorhees College Gospel Choir on YouTube

A Perspective on Black Leadership in The Episcopal Church
The Rev. Dr. Wilmot Merchant is Rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in North Myrtle Beach and is a member of The Standing Committee of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

A native of Liberia, West Africa, Fr. Merchant is a graduate of Cuttington University, Liberia, with a BA in Theology. He was ordained to the priesthood 1987 in the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia, Province of West Africa.

He received the Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, a Master of Theology degree from the Weston Jesuit School (Roman Catholic) of Theology and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University, Madison, NJ.

In 2002 he became Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church becoming the first African American priest to be called by a parish that was 99.9% white in history of the Episcopal Church of SC.
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“The Church’s Role and Responsibility in Promoting Social Justice
Dr. Michael S. Kogan eceived his Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He is an active participant in the Jewish-Christian dialogue and the author of several very influential articles on its theological foundations. His new book, Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity, was published in November 2007 by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Kogan is chairman of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Montclair State College He also serves on the board of the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina and the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program of the College of Charleston.

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