Marvin McMickle Delivers 2016 G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Lecture

Oct. 11, 2016
Marvin MickleMarvin McMickle, Ph.D., will present a lecture on religious freedom and racial injustice at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Miller Chapel of Tidwell Bible Building. (Courtesy photo)

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2016) – Marvin McMickle, Ph.D., president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, will present a lecture on “Religious Liberty and Racial Injustice: Can You Have One without the Other?” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Miller Chapel of Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave.

McMickle’s lecture is for the annual G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Symposium in the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies.

“I really can’t think of a timelier topic when it comes to issues that are front and center in American life: racial injustice, religious liberty and how church and state relate,” said Doug Weaver, Ph.D., director of the Dawson Institute.

McMickle is president, professor of church leadership and director of the program of black church studies at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. He has also served two terms as president of the Montclair Chapter of the NAACP in New Jersey, and, as the senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, helped establish the first church-based ministry for people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

“Dr. McMickle was chosen because of his expertise in church-state issues and because of his personal experience regarding matters of church and state-religious liberty,” Weaver said.

The annual symposium is named in honor of G. Hugh Wamble, Ph.D., professor of church history at Midwestern Theological Baptist Seminary in Missouri from 1959 until his death in 1991. At the request of Beverly Wamble, the Dawson Institute received a donation to establish the G. Hugh Wamble and Beverly C. Wamble Fund for Religious Liberty in 1997.

“The annual lecture is to raise awareness of church-state issues and to discuss the principle of religious liberty,” Weaver said. “Dr. McMickle is a scholar and a minister. He doesn’t simply talk about racial justice or church-state matters; he is involved personally. He is a practitioner.”

The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

by Kalli Damschen, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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