In honor of Black History Month, join Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr, an outspoken civil rights advocate, and Minister Tiauna Boyd Webb, one of the first Wright scholars to graduate from Chicago Theological Seminary, for an intergenerational conversation on building a more just and peaceful world.
Renowned for his exuberant oratory, Rev. Wright is a master of the jeremiad, a type of sermon that speaks truth to power by invoking biblical prophecy, offering a diagnosis of our fallen condition, and issuing a call to repentance. In 2008, his sermons were caricatured by media outlets thanks to sound-bite journalism, but “Jeremiah’s jeremiads” resonate with many as prophetic.
A former Wright Scholar, Minister Tiauna Boyd Webb is a young leader in the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, a recognized NGO of the United Nations that seeks to strengthen the individual and collective capacity of thought leaders and activists in the church, academy, and community through education, advocacy, and activism for human rights and social justice.
Today, our world faces multiple intersecting crises: racial injustice (coupled with white supremacy and violent extremism), economic inequality, climate change, and a global pandemic. Given these vast challenges, what can a prophetic faith tradition teach us about building a better world? Join the Ansari Institute for a wide-ranging conversation with Rev. Wright and Minister Webb as the struggle for peace and justice passes from one generation to another.
This event is presented by the Ansari Institute and co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame's African Student Association (ASA) and Department of American Studies as well as the United Religious Community of St. Joseph County.