2006 Rapport: Color Lines Washed Away
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Champions of Racial Unity
Dr. David Daniels III (left)
and Dr. Cecil M. Robeck (right) lectured in the William
J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS.
Dr. Charles W. McKinney (center),
member of the AGTS Board of Directors, moderated a faculty
On March 9, AGTS sponsored the Martin Luther King Jr. and William
J. Seymour Leadership Forum with a grant from the Louisville
Institute. The forum used the lives of King and Seymour as lenses
through which to understand the religious and social aspects
of the church’s leadership in society.
Dr. David Daniels
III, professor of church history at McCormick Theological Seminary,
lectured about King and Seymour as spiritual leaders of the
twentieth century, declaring them to be champions of social justice,
and whites” together
in racial harmony and offering alternatives to segregation.
Cecil M. Robeck, professor of church history at Fuller Theological
Seminary, focused on Seymour as a model of Pentecostal leadership
by stating, “He encouraged every member of his congregation
to minister, regardless of their race, class, gender or age.
He demonstrated the value of racial unity and cultural harmony.”
Robeck addressed the topic further at the faculty forum, “We
are quite good [at framing our relationship to God] on the
personal, vertical level. What we [must] ask is, ‘What
is our relationship to our brothers and sisters?’ The
problem is, we often talk about social issues in the way they
look to me. We need to ask the question, ‘What does this
look like to my brothers and sisters who are not in the same
group that I’m in,
or the same color that I am, or the same gender that I am…how
will my actions affect them?’”
Visit www.agts.edu/king_seymour to listen to these lectures and the faculty forum.
Monday, July 24, 2006 10:42 AM