An Invitation to CST’s 43rd Annual MLK Event

by | Jan 14, 2021 | UMC News

Please share this invitation with your congregation to join Claremont School of Theology on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, via Zoom for the 43rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Lecture! The event begins with worship at 4:00 PM PST or 5:00 PM MST, the Lecture at 5:00 PM PST and 6:00 PM MST, and ends with a panel discussion.

All events are free and open to the public. The Zoom information will be available here: https://cst.edu/event/43rd-annual-mlk-celebration-and-lecture/

Rev. Dr. Clemette Haskins

Rev. Dr. Clemette Haskins
Sermon: “Sowing in Whirlwinds”

Worship Information

This year’s MLK worship service will be led by CST alumna and Interim Associate Chaplain at Willamette University, Rev. Dr. Clemette Haskins, ’20.

Dr. Haskins holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism, an MDiv from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and a PhD from CST. Her doctoral thesis explored the interplay of Womanist Spirituality and Sports. Dr. Haskins has served as a congregational pastor and is an ordained minister. Prior to her theological pursuits, she was the Division I head women’s basketball coach at the University of Dayton and was an assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Arizona, University of Minnesota, and University of St. Thomas.

Brian Bantum

Dr. Brian Bantum
Lecture: “our body is our art: black visualities and theological figurations of freedom”

Lecture Information

Dr. Brian Bantum is the Neil F. and Ila A. Chair of Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He writes and teaches on the intersections of theology and embodiment, particularly on questions of race and identity.

Dr. Bantum is a regular contributor to the Christian Century and has published two books: Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity and The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World. He speaks throughout the country on how racial imagination shapes our identity and how our lives as disciples might live into the fullness of God’s life and create spaces of justice and flourishing and life in their midst, becoming slight glimmers of God’s present and coming kingdom. Dr. Bantum holds a B.A. from Houghton College and an M.T.S. and Ph.D. from Duke University.


Panel Discussion Information

Immediately following the lecture, you’re invited to stay for a panel discussion moderated by CST’s Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Spiritual Care and Counseling, Rev. Dr. Nicholas Grier.

Featured panelists include: Rev. Dr. Yuki Schwartz, CST’s Assistant Professor of Constructive and Political Theologies, CST alumna Dr. Toni Bond, CST alumna Rev. Allison Mark, and Oregon activist and founder of Black Joy, Julianne Jackson (not pictured).

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