Dear Faith Partner,
Along with you, we remain prayerful for the safe return of our daughters who have been so violently removed from their families and community.
We hope that the attached litany, We Speak Your Names, will be a valuable resource for your worship and ministry experiences this Sunday and the coming weeks. We will continue to share other resources that might keep us all informed and more faithful to God’s will for peace and justice in this world.
Thank you for your ministry and sharing the journey with us.
Dr. Iva E. Carruthers
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
Dear Faith Partner,
The faculty of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will honor the steadfast efforts of SDPC with its prestigious Community of the Cross Award, given to groups who clearly demonstrate, “…the invitation of our Lord to take up the cross and follow him and whose service is directed to the world around it…and whose satisfaction and honor clearly derive from the gospel.” The award will be presented to Dr. Carruthers during the commencement exercises of the Lutheran School of Theology Chicago on Sunday, May 18th, 2014. Dr. Freddy Haynes, SDPC Board Chair, says “This is God’s sign that we are to continue to speak unadulterated truth to power and engage the church, academy and community.” Read more!
The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Inc. (SDPC), in partnership with Daniel Beaty is proud to announce the “Speak To The Heart Movement”. One of the first initiatives of this venture is a national tour in which Daniel will minister through music and acting to children and families impacted by Mass Incarceration, hoping to build a movement which will end this heinous system. In this vein, Daniel has written a book entitled KNOCK KNOCK which tells the story of a little boy dealing with the reality of his father becoming incarcerated and has another one entitled TRANSFORMING PAIN TO POWER: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential. Read more!
Bursting with poetic storytelling and 14 songs, including “Ol’ Man River,” and “Happy Days Are Here Again,”The Tallest Tree in the Forest combines the talents of award-winning solo-artist Daniel Beaty (Emergence-See!) with acclaimed director, Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project). Discover the true story of Paul Robeson, hailed as the ‘best-known black man in the world’ for his incomparable singing and acting, brought low by accusations of disloyalty to America. Beaty brings “his signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism” (New York Times) to more than 40 characters, asking the question, how does a man remain an artist when his soul cries out to be an activist? Read more!