Special Event

Racial Reconciliation: What the White Church Must Do

Sunday, July 17 | 4:15pm


In 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., wrote from his Birmingham jail cell to white clergy, chastising them for being "more cautious than courageous" in the fight for civil rights and for remaining "silent behind the anesthetizing security of stained glass windows."

As part of it ongoing commitment to the work of racial reconciliation, Washington National Cathedral and its partners at the March on Washington Film Festival will reexamine Dr. King's challenge for our time with a panel on "What the White Church Must Do" on issues of race.

RSVP's requested (no charge)

When: Sunday, July 17 at 4:15 p.m.

Where: The Nave, Washington National Cathedral

Speakers include:

+ The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington and interim Cathedral dean

+ The Rev. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners and author of "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America"

+ The Rev. Dr. Delman Coates, senior pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Md. (Pastor Coates’ sermon on this topic can be found here)

+ The Rev. Amy Stapleton, team leader for organizational accountability at the General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church

+ The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas (moderator), the Cathedral’s canon theologian and author of “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God”

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    • July 17, 2016 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
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