Mercer University's 15th Annual Building the Beloved Community Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Claudia May
Associate Professor, Program Director of Reconciliation Studies
Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Claudia May

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 26-27, 2019

Symposium Schedule:

Tuesday 26 February

6:30 pm: Opening Banquet (Presidents Dining Room, University Center)
Keynote Speech #1 – Dr. Claudia May, Associate Professor and Program Director of Reconciliation Studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota

Wednesday 27 February

8:30 am: Breakfast (Centenary UMC Fellowship Hall)
Speakers: Revs. James Goolsby (First Baptist, New Street) and Scott Dickison (First Baptist Church of Christ)

10:00 am: Keynote Speech #2 – Dr. Claudia May (Penfield Hall)

11:00 am: Roundtable Discussions (Penfield Hall)

Noon: Light Lunch (Penfield Hall)

7:00 pm: Special Unity Service at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church (2789 Millerfield Road)

Free Admission to All Sessions
Reservations Required for Meals
Call or email Trish Dunaway at 478 475 9506 or

Dr. May will also be speaking at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Monday afternoon, Feb. 25. Time and venue TBA.

Video from the 2018 Symposium with the Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah:

For more information on the history of the Building the Beloved Community Symposium, click here.