Grace Temple Event Highlights Afro-Diasporic Dialogue


AC JosepH Media

LAWNSIDEGrace Temple Baptist Church will host “Many Ships, Same Boat: An Afro-Diasporic Dialog,” on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at the church, 15 East Charleston Ave.

The program is free and open to the public. Rev. Dr. Charles L. McNeil, senior pastor, will moderate the discussion bridging Africa and the Americas with sixth panelists. They are:

  • Dr. Doreen Loury, retired Pan-African studies professor, Arcadia University
  • The Rev. Timothy Merrill, founder Watu Moja, Camden
  • The Rev. Dr. Ernest Bebang, Cameroonian pastor
  • Prophetess Audrey Maison, Ghanaian missionary and entrepreneur
  • Anna-Kay Thomas, college administrator and second-generation Jamaican American
  • Royston Wright, international aid monitor and evaluator from Sierra Leone

The program’s title was inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s famed quote:

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

The panelists will share in a wide-ranging conversation about food, culture, politics, and conflicts as they consider common problems, solutions and the way forward.

Guests’ temperatures will be checked and masks must be worn while in the building. Light refreshments will be provided.

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