Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation

The Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation operates from the seminary’s Charlotte campus and is directed by Associate Professor of Bible Rodney S. Sadler Jr. Grounded in a ministry that is mandated in scripture, its two main goals are to remind people in seminary of the significance of social justice work as part of ministry and to bring the activist community into the seminary.

The center’s areas of focus include: urban ministry concerns, social justice ministry concerns, contemporary issues, black church studies, LGBTQ ministry and justice issues, and evangelism from a social justice perspective.


Upcoming lectures:

January 13, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
Speaker: Bishop William K. Barber II
“Just Jesus: The Black Church and Social Justice Preaching”
C N Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church
1421 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206

March 17, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
Speakers: Sen. Jeff Jackson and Sen. Jeff Tarte
“Just Jesus: Jesus in the Public Square”
Caldwell Presbyterian Church
1609 E 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
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May 5, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
Speaker: Rev. Jim Wallis and Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon
“Just Jesus: From Social Justice to Social Change”
Myers Park Presbyterian Church
2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC 28207
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Past lectures:

October 22, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Brian K. Blount
“Just Jesus: Why our seminary feels led to address issues of justice and racial reconciliation”
Sharon Presbyterian Church
5201 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210

 

Email: rsadler@upsem.edu
Phone: 980-636-1667
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