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Social Justice Scholar James H. Cone to Speak at Moravian

James H. ConeBethlehem, Pa., February 16, 2011--Scholar James H. Cone, Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary, will present “Linking the Earth’s Crisis with the Crisis in the Human Family,” at Moravian on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building. The talk is open to the public and admission is free of charge. The talk was originally scheduled during January in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. but was postponed due to weather conditions.

Cone, a revered scholar and speaker around the world on issues of injustice, oppression, racism, and inequality, has written a dozen books and over 150 articles and has lectured at universities and community organizations throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. His talk will focus on his recent essay titled, Earth Habitat: Eco-Injustice and the Church’s Response.

Cone is best known for his groundbreaking works, Black Theology & Black Power (1969) and A Black Theology of Liberation, author of the highly acclaimed God of the Oppressed (1975), and of Martin & Malcolm: A Dream or a Nightmare? (1991). Cone’s research and teaching are in Christian theology, with special attention to black theology and the theologies of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as twentieth century European-American theologies. His current research focuses on “The Cross and the Lynching Tree,” exploring the relationship between the two theologically.

The program is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Chaplain’s Office, and IDEA. Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Gloria Guth at 610-625-7847.

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