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Pulpit+ Exchange

November 20, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST

Please join us for the final Pulpit + Exchange of the year, on Monday, November 20, at New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO.  Dinner will start at 5:00 pm followed by a conversation at 5:30 pm with Rev. Anne Jernberg Scalfaro, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, and Rev. Dr. Eugene Downing, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church. They will share some of the anti-racist work they have been engaged in between their two congregations. This will be a conversation that you do not want to miss.

During an April 17, 1960, “Meet the Press” interview, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “I think it is one of the tragedies of our nation, one of the shameful tragedies, that 11 o’clock on Sunday morning is one of the most segregated hours, if not the most segregated hours in Christian America.” Sadly, Dr. King’s speech sounds like it was delivered yesterday. In large part, this shameful tragedy remains in 2023.
Iliff’s Pulpit+ Exchange Series (supported by the Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative from Lilly Endowment Inc.) is designed to help ordained clergy and lay leaders interrogate this continued status in American churches. It is also designed to place new foundations for education, dialogue, action, and growth within and between congregations.