"Religion and Politics" topic of WXXI interview with Dr. Marvin McMickle on Friday, September 30, 2016

In preparation for the upcoming CRCDS Fall Lectures, "Religion and Politics: Praise, Protest and Policy", Rochester, NY's radio host Evan Dawson will interview CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle. The one-hour call-in show, accessible on radio channel WXXI-AM 1370 or WRUR-FM 88.5, will air from 1:00p.m.- 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016 and will focus on the Black Vote in America and the upcoming Presidential Election. To be a part of the conversation, call (585) 263-9994 or email connections@wxxi.org.

Dr. McMickle continues the conversation on Monday, October 3, 2016 when he presents the African American Legacy Lecture, "The African American Church and the 2016 Political Season: Our Vision–Our Values–Our Votes" at 7:00 p.m. at Baber AME Church, 550 Meigs St., Rochester, NY. Dr. McMickle will be available to sign his fifteenth and newest book, "Be My Witness" on Monday evening. This newest book offers a twenty-first century approach to preaching. Dr. McMickle suggests a way for today's preachers to combine the teachings of the gospel with the many issues and challenges society faces.

For more information on this and other Fall Lecture events, call (585) 340-9643 or see http://www.crcds.edu/fall-lecture-week/

Join us on Facebook LIVE! Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle will present the African American Legacy Lecture, "The African American Church and the 2016 Political Season: Our Vison–Our Values–Our Votes" on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m at Baber AME Church, 550 Meigs St., Rochester, NY 14607.

For the first time, CRCDS invites its audience to participate in the conversation via the popular interactive app, Facebook LIVE. This is a way in which you may watch the lecture, comment, and share the video afterwards on your Facebook page.

To join the conversation, simply visit the CRCDS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/crcds/

We look forward to your participation on Monday evening! Please see http://www.crcds.edu/fall-lecture-week/ for details on other events, or call (585) 340-9643.

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Local news reporter interviews CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle regarding distribution of racist flyers

Rochester, NY WHEC-10TV reporter Rachel Spotts interviewed CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle last week after the discovery of racist fliers in a nearby neighborhood. The flyers utilized the tagline, "Make (Rochester) Great Again" and directed people to a white supremacy website.

Dr. McMickle was asked about the movement's motives and possible outcome. He said,  "We're not going back to anything. We're not going back to the 50s. We're not going back to the 60s. We're not going back anywhere. So, you'll just have to get used to the fact that the world has changed and neither Donald Trump nor [the racist website] can turn back the clock."

See the televised interview here:

http://www.whec.com/news/racist-fliers-left-in-pittsford/4269999/

CRCDS Fall 2016 Convocation: Watch it on CRCDS YouTube

Convocation marked the the opening of the 2016-17 academic year at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, members of the Board of Trustees, alumni/ae, faculty, staff and friends of CRCDS welcomed new and returning students in the historic Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel.

To view the Convocation celebration, click here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CRCDSMedia/playlists

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle: Thoughts on Walter Rauschenbusch's Six Societal Ills, Yesterday and Today

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle says, in a recent Unite Rochester blog published in yesterday’s  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY), "In describing the things that endangered society at the turn of the 20th century, Walter Rauschenbusch (RTS, 1886) identified six social sins; bigotry, the arrogance of power, the corruption of justice for personal ends, the madness of the mob, militarism, and class contempt. Even a cursory look at contemporary trends in the United States reveals that all six of these societal ills remain with us 100 years later."

To read Dr. McMickle's complete article, click here:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2016/08/08/six-social-sins-threaten-us-democracy/88397088/