A Conversation On Racial Justice With Allan Boesak

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Central Presbyterian Church presents an evening with South African anti-apartheid leader, Dr Allan Boesak, on April 3 at 7 p.m., to discuss lessons learned in racial justice during South Africa’s apartheid era. Dr. Boesak will show how those lessons can be applied to race relations in Denver now.

Dr. Boesak has worked alongside Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu to speak out against apartheid in South Africa and has emerged as one of the leading authorities on liberation theology. Dr. Boesak, gained international acclaim for his doctoral dissertation, “Farewell to Innocence” in 1978. Since that time, Boesak has been a vocal opponent of the oppressive regime of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe and discrimination of same-sex couples utilizing the anti-apartheid, 1986 Belhar Confession which condemns all forms of discrimination within the church. In June 2013, Christian Theological Seminary and Butler University named him the Desmond Tutu Chair of Peace, Global Justice and Reconciliation Studies.

Dr. Boesak will speak at 7 p.m. on April 3 at Central Presbyterian Church located at 1660 Sherman St. in Denver, Colo. His speech will be followed by a discussion panel composed of Denver civil rights activists, Brother Jeff Fard, Editor of Five Points News, and Rev. Dr. James Fouther, Senior Pastor of United Church of Montbello.

Earlier that day, Central Presbyterian Church will also host a morning conversation hour at 9 a.m. on April 3, followed by a 10:30 a.m. service with Dr. Boesak preaching. As with all of Central Presbyterian's services and activities, people of all faiths, beliefs, races, creeds, sexual and gender orientations and backgrounds are welcome.

Central Presbyterian Church is committed to addressing the social issues of our time and within our community. In Denver and with the rest of the nation, race relations have become increasingly tense, and there is a desperate need for meaningful conversation and reconciliation. By looking to South Africa’s apartheid past through the lens of one of the leaders of apartheid’s eventual end, Central hopes to begin the discussion that will lead to action that will result in reconciliation.

More information can be found at www.CentralDenver.com.
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By: Central Presbyterian Church

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