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Annual Fall Retreat for SEUUMA Chapter members.

11/13/2017 to 11/16/2017
When: 11/13-16/2017
Where: The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center
United States
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Fall 2017 SEUUMA Retreat at The Mountain: November 13-16
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We are delighted to have The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. join us as our program leader for the Fall Retreat. Rev. Franklin is a pastor, preacher, community leader and scholar whose work in engaged faith, social ethics, and moral leadership has much to offer and challenge our ministries.

Dr. Franklin will be working with us in three areas:
•       The Moral Crisis in America and Opportunities for Renewal
•       The Role of Ministers as Public Intellectuals
•       The New Civil Rights Movement: Ethical Imperatives & Practical Theological Opportunities

Dr. Franklin is currently the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University and Director of the Religion Department of the Chautauqua Institution. He previously served as President of Morehouse College (where he remains President Emeritus) and of the Interdenominational Theological Center.

Franklin earned his MDiv in Christian social ethics and pastoral care in 1978 at the Harvard Divinity School, where he also served as assistant director of Ministry Education.  Other pastoral positions include assistant pastor at St. Paul Church of God in Christ in Chicago and Protestant chaplain at St. Bernard Hospital, also in Chicago. Franklin continued his education at the University of Chicago, earning a doctorate in ethics and society, and religion and the social sciences. He is also the recipient of honorary degrees from Bethune Cookman University, Bates College, and Swarthmore College.

Franklin has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Harvard Divinity School, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School and at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, where he gained a national reputation as director of Black Church Studies.  He also has served as program officer in Human Rights and Social Justice at the Ford Foundation, and as an adviser to the foundation’s president on future funding for religion and public life initiatives.

Franklin’s writings include: Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities (2007); Another Day’s Journey: Black Churches Confronting the American Crisis (1997); and Liberating Visions: Human Fulfillment and Social Justice in African American Thought (1990). He has co-authored (Don S. Browning, et. al.) a volume titled, From Culture Wars to Common Ground: Religion and the American Family Debate (2001). He also penned the foreword to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, Letter from Birmingham Jail, reprinted by Trinity Forum in 2012.

Ministerial Formation Network
Participants and leaders in the Ministerial Formation Network will arrive on Sunday, November 12 for their program prior to the retreat. Fellowshipped ministers are encouraged to add Sunday to their registration to take part in collegial conversations with aspirants and candidates. All SEUUMA members are urged to make a contribution to the SEUUMA Scholarship Fund to make it possible for more of our colleagues to stay for the full retreat and this excellent program offered by Dr. Franklin.

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