Congratulations to Dr. Marvin McMickle on the publication of his latest book, Pulpit & Politics: Separation of Church & State in the Black Church. Dr. McMickle explores a new generation of black preacher-politicians who move beyond spiritual leadership into advocacy and social justice.
This important work highlights past and present examples of African American leaders in ministry and politics, from Hiram Revels to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Al Sharpton.
A must-read for anyone concerned with faith-based political activism, Pulpit & Politics is based on Dr. McMickle's lifelong dedication to serving the community and bringing to light the challenges facing black preachers.
Official release date is October 1, 2014 and copies will be available in the CRCDS bookstore! Call (585) 340-9601 for more information.
Details on an on-campus book signing event will be forthcoming.
Read more about Dr. McMickle's book here:
The Association of Theological Schools will visit the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School campus next week, in preparation for continuing accreditation of the school. ATS functions as a peer enhancement and accountability organization for the 250 schools in its membership, and it is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
ATS accreditation was designed to promote the improvement and enhancement of theological schools to the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public through periodic reviews of each school in its membership, numerous initiatives and projects, publications and other resources.
The Association for Theological Schools addresses such areas as curricula, faculty, spiritual formation practices, evaluation criteria, library resources, long range planning, governance, and financial soundness.
Dr. McMickle's most recent Unite Rochester blog post, in which he discusses the tragic death of Rochester police officer Daryl Pierson and the shooting of Ferguson, Missouri's citizen Michael Brown, and the commonality of grief: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2014/09/05/grief-must-be-color-blind/15129393/