The call to people of faith through Moral Mondays continues to be felt. On April 12, a daylong conference takes place at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7000 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. “Forward Together — God’s Work, Our Hands, Faith in Action” is a theological conference exploring the public policy issues raised by Moral Mondays.
The keynote speaker is the Right Rev. Michael Curry of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Break-out sessions will feature experts on voting rights, education, poverty, and class and racial justice. The Rev. Dr. James Thomas is leading the closing worship. He is an associate professor of church and ministry and Director of African American Ministries at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
The day runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registration fee of $12, includes lunch. Conference partners and planners include the Multicultural Committee of the NC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; the African Descent Strategy Team NC Synod; the Office of Racial Justice Ministries, ELCA; Congregation Based Organizing, ELCA; the Church of the Abiding Savior Lutheran, Durham; and Grace Lutheran and Good Shepherd Lutheran churches, Raleigh.
Faithful people committed to a progressive vision for North Carolina are fortunate to have this opportunity to come together and to learn together.