Our final seminar session for the academic year returns to the local context with a discussion of religion, race, and justice here in Indianapolis, featuring local clergy, scholars, and activists. How have faith communities in Indianapolis responded to the national conversations on race in recent years? How are these issues being played out in our city? Faith community leaders living in context and doing the work discuss these broader questions.
Rev. David Hampton serves as Senior Pastor of Light of the World Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis. He currently sits on the City of Indianapolis Board of Zoning Appeals, Indianapolis Urban League, and the Serve Indy Committee. Hampton has received the Presidential Call to Service Award 2011 (which was recognized by President Obama) and the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Award in Religion in Indianapolis in 2007.
Terri Jett is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusivity at Butler University. She is President of the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and is an Elder at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church.
Rev. Anastassia Zinke is the Minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis. She is active with three local interfaith organizations: the Interfaith Hospitality Network, IndyCAN, and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation.