Morehouse Celebrates 21st Science and Spiritual Awareness Week
“Physics, Spirituality and Civil Rights: The Evolution of Preaching”
ATLANTA-March 30, 2007-- Science and Spiritual Awareness Week kicks off on April 1, Communion and Palm Sunday. The eight-day celebration will bring together some of the foremost theologians for intriguing and inspiring conversations on topics that range from the new physics of transcendence to healing the wounds of war.
The highlight of the week is the induction of 40 individuals into the Martin Luther King Jr. Boards of Preachers, Sponsors and Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College. This year, the induction will take place during Science and Spiritual Awareness Week Crown Forum on Thursday, April 5th at 11am in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel.
During the ceremony the honorees will receive citations that will forever link their names to the ethical and non-violent tradition of Morehouse alumnus Martin Luther King Jr., Morehouse class of 1948. The speaker for the Crown Forum will be Dr. Echol Nix, Jr., Morehouse class of 1995. Dr. Nix is chaplain at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He will be delivering a sermon titled, “E Pluribus Unum: An Enduring Vision.”
An oil portrait featuring the image of the 2005 Gandhi-King Ikeda Community Builders Prize recipient, Rabbi Michael Lerner, will be unveiled during the convocation. The portrait will then be placed among the dozens of others in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Hall of Honor.
See full schedule below
*(all events to take place in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College unless otherwise noted)
Sunday, April 1- Communion and Palm Sunday
Craig Thomas Robinson, ’08
Willie Dwayne Francois III, ’09
Sermon: “The Christ in Our City Today”
Baptism Service: Ahmed Dele Salimon Jr. ’10 (Archer Hall Pool)
Monday, April 2 - Dialogue on “The Relevance of Religious Black Nationalism,”
“Obama’s Church Responds to Allegations it’s a Separatist Movement”
Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, ’75
Dr. Matthew Vaughn Johnson, ’83
Dr. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock, ’91
MLK Jr. Chapel Library, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3 - Walter E. Massey Lecture on Science and Spirituality
“Sharing God’s Mind: The New Physics of Transcendence”
Lecturer: Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, World Renown Quantum Physicist
Dansby Lecture Hall Rm. 201, Noon
Thursday, April, 5 - Science and Spirituality Week Crown Forum
Inductions: M.L.K. Jr. Board of Preachers, Sponsors and Collegium of Scholars
Preacher: Dr. Echol Nix, Jr. ’95
Sermon: “E Pluribus Unum: An Enduring Vision”
Rabbi Michael Lerner, 2005 Gandhi-King-Ikeda Community Builders Prize
Speaker: The Reverend Paul Gonyea
Theme: “Only Love Will Heal The Wounds of War”
Lane Dining Hall, 12:30 p.m.
Science and Spiritual Awareness Week Lectures:
Dr. Riggins Earl, “Jesus, the Bible, the Constitution and Civil Rights”
Dr. Mark Lomax, “Mdw, NTR, Logos and the Language of Preaching”
The Executive Conference Center on Wellborn Street, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, April, 8 - Resurrection Sunday
Preacher: The Rev. Marlin D. Harris, Sr. Pastor New Life Baptist Church, Lithonia, GA
Sermon: “The Relevance of The Resurrection”
Choir: The New Life Mass Choir
Organist: Dr. David Francis Oliver
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