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A Teach In is a form of protest against the lack of information, knowledge or recognition of important issues. The Memphis Teach-In will bring together college and seminary students, faculty, staff and church leaders to address the question: What should be the church's role in regards to issues of racial and economic justice?

Keynote speakers include national scholars and local clergy:

  • Dr. Cheryl Sanders, professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity and Senior Pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. James Lawson, a minister who trained many activists in nonviolent resistance and was involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Fellowship of Reconciliation, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Freedom Rides, and the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike
  • Dr. Ron Sider, a Senior Distinguished Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry & Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who founded Evangelicals for Social Action, an organization that he helped start in the 1970s, which sought to develop biblical solutions to social and economic problems.
  • Bishop Henry Williamson, the 52nd Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and former National President of PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity)
  • Bishop E. Lynn Brown, retired bishop of Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Reverend Melvin Charles Smith, Senior Pastor of Mount Moriah-East Baptist Church and founder of Church and Community United to Fight Hypertension
  • Reverend James Netters, longtime pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and Memphis City Councilman during the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike
  • Dr. Gina Stewart, senior pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church and Visiting Professor of Practical Theology for the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

Help us make the point that the Church has to wake up to the problems of racial and economic justice. Help us create a conversation and solutions around the church's role in regards to these important issues. Help us tell the Church that it is time to wake up. Won't you join us in Memphis for this historic event?

If you're a preacher age 30 and younger, sign up for the Festival of Young Preachers! You will have up to 15 minutes to preach on a social justice related text under the observation of your mentor. Contact Dr. Greg Hollifield at ghollifield@mcuts.org for an application.

Interested in presenting a paper? Submit your abstract to mlk50cfp@mcuts.org. The submission deadline is July 30!

Want to bring a youth group, student organization, or a group of college students? The LEADER of a delegation of 50 or more people will receive free hotel lodging and free registration! Have members of your group use the "group" feature at registration.

Enjoy your stay in Memphis! The hotel accommodations will be updated here as the list continues to grow. You can make reservation now at the following hotels:

  • University of Memphis Holiday Inn (3700 Central Ave) provides 2-room suites with living room bedroom, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and airport shuttle. $125 per night. Mention Memphis Teach-in.
  • LaQuinta Inn (310 Union Ave) offers free parking and free breakfast. $125 per night. It's closer to the Teach-In sites!

Have questions? Contact Dr. Cicely Wilson at 901-324-2014 ext 110 or cwilson@mcuts.org

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