Communities often unite over crises yet separate over issues and it can be difficult to tell which is which. The 2017 Tipple-Vosburgh lecture series, featuring keynote talks by The Rev. Dr. William Barber II T’03 and Sister Simone Campbell, focuses on integrating theory and practice to give churches, organizations and individuals the confidence and courage to transform society and help others embrace all humanity. Join us as we challenge each other to think more deeply and act more boldly for the healing of our communities and the world.
(Left to right: The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II T’03; Sister Simone Campbell; The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis G’02,’04; The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes)
Sunday, October 29
6 p.m. Opening Worship | Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall
Featuring the musical presentation of “Let Justice Roll” by Mark Miller and the narration and proclamation of the Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, president of Healing of the Nations Foundation and Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church, NYC. Reception to follow.
Monday, October 30
8 a.m. Continental Breakfast | Rotunda, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
9 a.m. Opening Lecture | Concert Hall, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
Given by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II T’03, founder of Moral Mondays and Repairers of the Breach. Followed by a conversation between the Rev. Barber and Professor Traci West. Afterward, the Drew Theological Alumni Association will present the Theological School’s Distinguished Service Award to the Rev. Barber.
Noon Alumni Luncheon and Annual Meeting | Mead Hall
Noon Community Lunch | Seminary Hall
2 p.m. Afternoon Lecture | Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall
Given by Sister Simone Campbell, Nuns on the Bus and Executive Director of NETWORK. Followed by a conversation between Sister Simone and Professor Kate Ott.
4 p.m. Closing Worship | Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall
Featuring the Craig Chapel Choir and the preaching of the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis G’02,’04, senior minister of Middle Collegiate Church, NYC.
Registration for this event has closed. Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 973-408-3229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.