Session 1 (10 – 10:50AM) – Ancient Black Civilizations and the Bible: In this session historian and education specialist Ma’asehyahu Isra-Ul will provide an introduction to ancient Black civilizations while making connections to the biblical timeline and lands of the ancient near east. Learn about definitions of “Black” and how the term has been applied to the ancient peoples of the Bible.
Session 2 (11 – 11:50AM) – Our Memorial Stones: In this session professor Will Ford will be presenting unsung heroes from secret sanctuaries. Discover the hidden spiritual life of Christian African Americans, and their important role in revival history, and how African American and White revivalist transformed America together.
Session 3 (2 – 2:50PM) – Race, Culture and African American Religious Movements: In this session historian and education specialist Ma’asehyahu Isra-Ul will discuss how bias, racism and prejudice have created a marginalization of Black history in America and how this marginalization has influenced the creation and development of African American religious movements. The session will also give a brief overview of groups such as the Black Hebrew-Israelites, The Nation of Islam and the Nuwaubian Nation etc.
Session 4 (3 – 3:50PM) – The Radical Gap: In this session professor Will Ford will discuss the importance of reconciling discernment and engagement for healing our racial divide. After sharing the prophetic implications of the story of Matt Lockett and Will Ford, discover the differing views in addressing racism today, and why and how Christians must participate in this discussion.