We are living in turbulent times. In the midst of a pandemic and a season of profound public reckoning over the sins of racial injustice, our communities face urgent questions about how to address injustice, heal division, and move forward together. What does moral leadership demand in times like these? And how can we embody and support such leadership in the varied institutions of our civic and community life – from neighborhoods, schools, and faith communities, to corporate and elected offices.
This public lecture by Dr. Robert M. Franklin, James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, is the opening keynote for a virtual conference on “Talking Politics During Turbulent Times.” The conference is co-sponsored by Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning and Candler’s Laney Moral Leadership Program, with generous support from Faith in Public Life, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, Presbyterians for a Better Georgia, the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Information about the conference and registration is available at https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x3211590abcd.