Jennifer Gaylord, March 19, 2013 — The General Board of Higher Education & Ministry UMC Cyber Campus series is featuring a lecture by Rev. James Lawson. Rev. Lawson is a California-Pacific Conference elder and “world-renowned”, “iconic” civil rights leader who lives and works in Los Angeles. Rev. Lawson spoke at Boston School of Theology’s Alumni weekend in October 2011 as part of the Lowell Institute lecture series. The lecture was recorded and became available this week through the UMC Cyber Campus in five parts, presented below.
The lecture “pieced together instructive narratives from his lifetime of nonviolent resistance activism. Reverend James Lawson (STH’60) challenges society’s pre-occupation with consumerism and compliance to an economic ethos that privileges a few at the expense of many and calls for an organized resistance that would surpass all previous justice-seeking movements.”