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The Diet of Life: Feasting Upon the Light
ATLANTA, March 22, 2005—Morehouse College is taking a different approach to Science and Spiritual Awareness Week. This year’s theme, The Diet of Life: Feasting Upon the Light, will concentrate on the notion that you are what you eat. Some of the world’s most forward thinkers on the subject will share their perspectives with Atlanta and the Morehouse community. Morehouse students will also play a large role in the week. Chapel Assistants for the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel will discuss everything from Contemplative Practices of the Black Church to the Science of Mind, which will analyze the unity of science and religion.

So, how does the food you eat affect your spirituality? Dr. Lawrence Carter, dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, said that the correlation is simple. “The highly acidic diets of African Americans and Afro Caribbeans are the primary cause of diseases that affect minorities disproportionately including Type I and Type II diabetes, cancer, heart attack, stroke and hypertension,” said Carter. “ Just as cleanliness is next to Godliness, the body is the temple of God. We are spiritual beings and cannot have health or spirituality unless everything in us is cooperating.”

Prominent participants include Robert O. Young, microbiologist and nutritionist from the Innerlight Biological Research Center in San Diego and his wife, Shelley who will conduct a cooking demonstration during the week and Ronald G. Franklin, author of Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. The highlight of the week is on March 31st with the awarding of the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize to Rabbi Michael Lerner, international peace activist, author, and founder of Tikkun Community and magazine.

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, March 27, 2005 King Chapel

11:00AM Resurrection Sunday Service, The Reverend Dr. Rocco Erico, Preaching
Sermon: “The Aramaic Resurrection”

Monday, March 28, 2005 African American Hall of Fame

6:00PM King Chapel Assistants Lecture Series
Mr. Renard Darnell Allen Jr. ’07 – Contemplative Practices of the Black Church
Mr. Gregory David Jackson Jr. ’05 – Problematic Methods of Biblical Interpretations
Mr. Nicholas Stuart Richards ’05 – Lord of the Crucified
Mr. John C.L. White ’06 –The Courage of Priest and Prophets

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 African American Hall of Fame

6:00PM Morality in America (Co-sponsor by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Chi Chapter)
Dr. Joel Peddle, Morehouse College, Professor of Philosophy
Rabbi Joshua Lesser, Congregation Bet Haverin
Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr., Morehouse College, Professor of Religion
Father Edward Branch, Lyke House, The Catholic Center at AUC Consortium

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 African American Hall of Fame

6:00PM King Chapel Assistants Lecture Series
Mr. Ernest Andrew Brooks III ’05– Prophetic Witness in an Anti Prophetic Age
Mr. Brandon Jackson ’07– The History of African American Religion
Mr. Charles Albert Mattison ’05– The Science of Mind
Mr. Melvin Lamar Cook Dennis ’06– The Deep Symbolism of Words

Thursday, March 31, 2005 King Chapel

11:00AM Induction Crown Forum
Dr. Frank Anthony Thomas, Memphis, Tennessee, Preaching
Sermon: “A Wannabe for Jesus”
Morehouse College Glee Club
Dr. T.J. Jemison, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Recipient The Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award

12:30PM Honorees and Guest Luncheon Lane Dining Hall
Robert O. Young, Ph.D., San Diego, California, Speaker, “Feasting Upon the Light”
Microbiologist and Nutritionist, Innerlight Biological Research Center
Power Circle Mass Choir, Campbell McNeal and Ronald Edwards, Directors
The Reverend Dr. Joseph Hill, Chicago, Illinois, Pastor, Power Circle Congregation

3:00PM Cooking Demonstration Lane Dining Hall
Mrs. Shelly Redford Young, Therapist, Optimum Nutritionist, San Diego, CA

7:00PM Interfaith Assembly, Recipient GKI Community Builders Prize
Rabbi Michael Lerner, San Francisco, California
Topic: “Reclaiming Moral Values”
Portrait Unveiling: Former South African President F.W. DeKlerk

*Music by Keena Redding Hunt, Morehouse College Glee Club &
Harmony Atlanta International Youth Chorus

Friday, April 1, 2005 King Chapel

7:00PM World Congress of Christians and Muslims
Warith Deen Mohammed, Speaking
Topic: “The Unity of Science and Religion”
Music by Keena Redding Hunt & Power Circle Mass Choir

Sunday, April 3, 2005 King Chapel

11:00AM “A Season for Nonviolence,” Sunday Closing Service
Topic: “What Do You See?”
Mr. Ronald Gregory Franklin ’80, Laguna Beach, California, Motivational Speaker, Author, Chicken Soup for the African American Soul


For Further Information Please Contact Ms. Shirley Robinson at 404-215-2608

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Posted by Kara at March 23, 2005 04:10 PM

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