Faith-Based Advocates Gather to Build Movement to Leave No Child Behind(R): Seventh Annual Child Advocacy Ministry Institute And Great Preachers Series at Haley Farm
WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of faith-based advocates from around the country will gather at the former Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, from July 16-20, for the seventh annual Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry and Great Preachers Series. The Institute's regular faculty members are Pastor-in-Residence Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Pastor, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and a former associate of Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church; Theologian-in-Residence Reverend Dr. Eileen Lindner, Deputy General Secretary for Research and Program Planning of the National Council of Churches of Christ (NCCC) USA; Chaplain-in-Residence Reverend Dr. Frederick J. Streets, Chaplain, Church of Christ at Yale University; and H.Q. Thompson, Emmy-winning Director of Music and the Resurrection Choir. Haley has hosted some of the best contemporary preachers. Dr. Moss will present the Morning Devotions the first three days, and Thursday's will be given by the Reverend Dr. Harold Middlebrook, Sr., Pastor, Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, Inc., Knoxville, Tenn. This year's evening Great Preachers Series will include: -- Monday: The Reverend Dr. Joan S. Parrott, Vice President for Leadership Development and Spiritual Renewal Programs at Haley Farm, Children's Defense Fund. -- Tuesday: The Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Leader and Chair, Board of Directors, Black Action Strategies and Information Center (BASIC), Atlanta, Ga. -- Wednesday: The Reverend Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, Senior Pastor of the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in New York. -- Thursday: The Reverend Dr. Fred B. Craddock, Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Ga. Other presenters and leaders of the Institute's Training Tracks will include the Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr., Civil Rights Leader and retired United Methodist Pastor, and Dr. Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Leader, Public Speaker, and Lecturer. The Institute, dedicated to the memory of the late Reverend Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor, the Institute's founding Pastor-in-Residence, offers the Great Preachers Series as well as skills-building sessions, workshops, and nonviolence training to encourage faith advocates by teaching and enhancing skills and strategies in working to build a movement to Leave No Child Behind(R). The Proctor Institute follows the Torchbearers Symposium on July 15-16, an inspiring program on the role of women in the Civil Rights and other transforming movements. For more information about the Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry or the Torchbearers symposium, contact Gigi Hinton at (202) 662-3609 or Libby Alesbury at (202) 662-3508. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X73303226
SOURCE Children's Defense Fund
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