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Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. to speak April 23
3/3/2014 7:00:00 PM

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, IL will speak as the guest lecturer and preacher for the Cleaver Program in Religion and Public Life.

Schedule of Events
April 23, 2014

Events are free and open to the public.

"Who is My Neighbor?"

Seminary Chapel Service
11:00 a.m. Wesley Covenant Chapel
13720 Roe Ave
Leawood, KS 66221

"Another World is Possible!"

Cleaver Lecture
7:00 p.m. St. James United Methodist Church Sanctuary
5540 Wayne
Kansas City, MO 64110
You may watch this presentation via online streaming by following this link.

About Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. has earned four degrees, including a doctorate from United Theological Seminary. He became the pastor of Trinity UCC in Chicago in 1972 and grew the church from 87 to over 8,000 members by the time he left in 2008. Dr. Wright currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Ashland Theological Seminary, Lancaster Seminary, Chicago Theological Seminary and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Dr. Wright has published four books of sermons and numerous articles. He is co-founder for the Center for African American Theological Studies. He shares his life and ministry with his wife, Rev. Ramah Reed Wright.

About the Cleaver Program in Religion and Public Life

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce business community, and other friends established the Cleaver Program in Religion and Public Life to honor Mayor Emanuel Cleaver II for his twenty years of public service to Kansas City, Missouri. The program seeks to build upon Cleaver's efforts to make Kansas City a model of civic life, infused with those religious values shared by many traditions that make for tolerance, inclusiveness, justice, and well being for all citizens. Saint Paul School of Theology, a United Methodist seminary from which Cleaver received his seminary degree in 1972, was selected to host this program.

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