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Beginning with a conversation prompted by African American scholars like Dr. Alvin Poussaint of Harvard Medical School, to the current Black Lives Matter movement, there has been much debate about what led to the death of George Floyd as well as other systemic challenges that undermine black thriving. Anthony Bradley provides a distinctly Christian perspective on what is needed for black communities to thrive from within. In addition to the social and structural issues that must be addressed, within black communities there are opportunities for social change based on God's vision for human flourishing. Although the Black Lives Matter movement keeps the church on the margins, Bradley believes that enduring change cannot happen without the church and other civil-society institutions.

This lecture is livestream only. A free livestream of this lecture will be available to view @ 12 noon Eastern on March 18.

Anthony Bradley
Anthony B. Bradley, Ph.D.
The King's College

Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. Anthony Bradley is Professor of Religious Studies at The King's College in New York City where he also serves as director for the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing. Since 2002, Dr. Bradley has been a research fellow at the Acton Institute. Dr. Bradley holds Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Clemson University, a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, a Masters in Ethics and Society from Fordham University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. As a research fellow, Dr. Bradley lectures at colleges, universities, business organizations, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. His writings on religious and cultural issues have been published in a variety of journals, including: the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Examiner, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Detroit News, Christianity Today, and World Magazine. Dr. Bradley is called upon by members of the broadcast media for comment on current issues and has appeared on NPR, CNN/Headline News, and Fox News, among others. He studies and writes on issues of race in America, mass incarceration and overcriminalization, youth and family, welfare, education, and ethics. His dissertation explores the intersection of black liberation theology and economics. From 2005-2009, Dr. Bradley was Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO where he also directed the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute. Dr. Bradley is the author of several books including The Political Economy of Liberation: Thomas Sowell and James Cone on the Black ExperienceBlack and Tired: Essays on Race, Politics, Culture, and International Development, Liberating Black Theology: The Bible and the Black Experience in America, Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration, and co-editor of John Rawls and Christian Social Engagement: Justice As Unfairness.

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12:00 p.m. Lecture begins
12:40 p.m. Q&A
1:00 p.m. Lecture ends

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Event livestream is free and will be available to view @ 12 noon Eastern on March 18.

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