August 22, 2021 · Speaker Series

Rev. Patricia Hailes Fears and Ms. Kimberly Mazyck “Now What? Responding to Immediate Local Needs and Long-term Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Our City”

Rev. Patricia Hailes Fears

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Sanders, PhD., Professor of Christian Ethics, Howard University Divinity School; Pastor, Third Street Church of God, Washington, DC
Christian Responses to Racial Injustice: Complicity, Compromise and Confrontation

Since the death of George Floyd in May 2020, there has been an increased public awareness of racial injustices in policing and in other arenas of public life. We will discuss some of the reasons why people of Christian faith have differing views of social justice.

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Sanders (Sidwell Friends School, BA Swarthmore College, MDiv, ThD, Howard University School of Divinity) is Professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity, a position she has held since 1984. Since 1997 she has also been the Pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, DC.

Cheryl has ministered nationally and internationally for more than 30 years as a preacher for church services, camp meetings, conventions, conferences and revivals.

At the School of Divinity Cheryl teaches courses in Christian ethics, pastoral ethics and African American spirituality. Cheryl has held visiting professorships at Harvard Divinity School and High Point University, and taught as an exchange professor at Wesley Theological Seminary and the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg. She is an author of more than 100 articles and several books.

In 2002, she was awarded the Doctor of Divinity degree by Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky and in 2007 Anderson University also awarded her the same honorary degree.