By Rebecca Portnoy, Associate Director of Communications, Concordia College
Apr. 14, 2021: On Thursday, April 22 at 7 pm, Concordia College’s Books & Coffee series will bring Dr. Anthony Bradley to campus for a discussion of his new book Why Black Lives Matter: African American Thriving for the Twenty-First Century (Cascade Books, 2020). The event will be accessible via Zoom, with limited seating available in Sommer Center as well.
For this book that offers fresh ways to participate in solutions, Dr. Bradley has assembled a team of scholars and religious leaders to provide a distinctly Christian perspective about the systemic challenges that undermine Black thriving, and what is needed for Black communities to thrive from within.
Developing on Dr. Bradley’s remarks, President John A. Nunes will host a Q & A and panel discussion with students and members of Christians for Racial Justice (CRJ), an initiative that he and Dr. Bradley lead. CRJ is an emerging ecumenical venture that seeks to engage and empower young people, and give agency to all people by promoting universal recognition of human dignity, value, meaning and purpose.
Dr. Anthony Bradley is professor of religious studies and director of the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at The King’s College, Theologian-In-Residence at Redeemer Presbyterian Church – Lincoln Square, and serves as a research fellow at The Acton Institute. Dr. Bradley lectures widely throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious and cultural issues have been published in a variety of journals, and he is a frequent contributor to national media outlets. He studies and writes on issues of the covenant theology, criminal justice reform, youth and family, poverty, education policy, social ethics, and race in America. He has written several books, including Black Scholars In White Space (2015), Something Seems Strange (2016), Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration (2018), Faith In Society (2019), and Why Black Lives Matter (2020). Dr. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Clemson University, a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Ethics and Society from Fordham University, and his PhD is from Westminster Theological Seminary.
This event is free and open to the public. Register here.
Photo courtesy Concordia Collage
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