October 22, 2019 (Atlanta, GA). Dr. Robert Franklin will be speaking on Sunday, November 10th at 11:00 A.M. at First Congregational Church located at 105 Courtland Street, NE; Atlanta, GA 30303.
Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. is the inaugural James T. and Berta R. Laney Chair in Moral Leadership at Candler where he challenges students to explore the concept of moral leadership in the 21st century in different cultures and contexts in the United States and around the world. In his second term at Emory, Franklin is a former Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, both at Emory, he is also the founding director of Candler’s Black Church Studies program from 1989 to 1995. He is a senior advisor to the Emory University president, as well as for Community and Diversity at Emory.
Franklin was director of the religion department at The Chautauqua Institution from 2014-2017, president of Morehouse College from 2007-2012, and president of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta from 1997-2002. He was named to the Human Rights Campaign’s project council on expanding LGBTQ equality and inclusion efforts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is on the board of Demos and on the Council of Past HBCU Presidents, and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics. Franklin is the author of three books: Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities (2007); Another Day’s Journey: Black Churches Confronting the American Crisis (1997); and Liberating Visions: Human Fulfillment and Social Justice in African American Thought (1990).