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Mercer University's 14th Annual Building the Beloved Community Symposium


Special Event: "Elegy for Martin Luther King"
MLK Day, January 15, 2018, 7 p.m.
Macon's Grand Opera House


A Spoken Word Performance of the poem by Senegalese
poet and statesman Leopold Sedar Senghor


Mike Scott
Presented by Mr. Michael Scott,
director of the Central High School Band

Accompanied by an original jazz composition by Dr. Christopher Schmitz of Mercer's Townsend School of Music

Performed by the Mercer Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Monty Cole

With an African dance by the Hayiya Dance Theatre, Inc., directed by Ms. Pilar Wilder Lowden

2018 Beloved Community Symposium
Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah 
Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism 
North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois

Soong-Chan Rah

Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 6-7, 2018

Video from the 2017 Symposium with the Rev. Jim Wallis:

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