Designed to enhance the ministry and programs of the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty (BJC), the Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures are held at Mercer University in Georgia every three years and at another seminary, college or university in the intermediate years. This year’s lecturer is Rev. Dr. Jay Augustine. Dr. Augustine is a multidisciplinary professional who serves in both ordained ministry and academia. He is part of a group of national social justice leaders who speak for the equality of all human beings, while advocating for policies of diversity, inclusion and belonging. In addition to serving as the senior pastor of St. Joseph AME Church in Durham, North Carolina, and as a missional strategist with the Duke Center for Reconciliation, he also is a law professor at North Carolina Central University. Augustine’s published works have been featured in numerous law reviews throughout the country.

Lecture #2: Macon, Georgia
Wednesday, March 30 at 11:15 a.m.
Mercer University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Location: Medical School Auditorium

Lecture #3: Macon, Georgia
Wednesday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m.
Mercer University School of Law
Mercer Law Building’s First Floor Courtroom

All events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Augustine to join us at FBCX on Wednesday, March 30, at 6:30pm

Dr. Augustine and other leaders from the BJC will join us in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30pm for further conversation about his lectures and his new book, Called to Reconciliation: How the Church Can Model Justice, Diversity and Inclusion (Baker Academic, 2022). This event will be available over Zoom as well.

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