MLK Study Session
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About The Event
Please join us as we honor Black History Month with a Study and Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. This conversation will be led by Dr. Paul Ringel, Dr. Robert Moses, and Rabbi Guttman.
Click on or copy the following URL into your web browser to read MLK's letter:
Prior to our conversation, please take some time to consider the following questions:
1. Who is the audience for Dr. King's letter? What are the circumstances that compelled him to write it at this moment?
2. How do the people of the God of Israel distinguish between just and unjust laws? Are people of God obligated to disobey unjust laws?
3. Are those who occupy positions of relative comfort able to discern the urgency of the plight of the oppressed? Can those in positions of comfort tell the oppressed what are the appropriate ways to go about attaining justice?
Dr. Robert Moses is an Associate Professor of Religion at High Point University in High Point, NC. Prior to teaching at High Point University, he served as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 2012. He is a native of Ghana and an ordained Baptist minister. At High Point University, he teaches courses in New Testament and Hebrew Bible, Early Christianity, and Second Temple Judaism. Click to learn more about Dr. Moses.
Dr. Paul Ringel is an associate professor of history at High Point University who teaches a variety of courses on the 19th and 20th-century United States, with a particular focus on race, sports, and popular culture. Click to learn more about Dr. Ringel.
Rabbi Fred Guttman has served as the rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, North Carolina from 1995 to the present.