MIT Black Christian Fellowship
IAP 1998
Proposed by Adam Powell September, 1996.

The Bible and Social Justice

"The secondary purpose of this organization is to contribute to the educatuional, cultural, and social climate of MIT by... pursuing opportunities for social justice." (BCF Constitution article II section 2, preamble and part b)
Originally intended as a weekly seminar throughout the school year, this has been re-cast as a four-part IAP seminar featuring panels of Boston-area ministers leading discussions on issues of faith and politics. We are trying to secure funding to buy Bibles for attendees so they can follow references made during the discussion.

Posters: general, Distribution of Wealth 1, 2, 3, 4.

Official IAP Guide description:

The Bible and Social Justice
Jennifer McCormick, Valencia Joyner, Khary Bridgewater, Aaron Winthers, Otis Rolley

Thurs, Jan 8-29, 7-9 pm in 4-163 (Jan 22 in 6-120).

The Bible is replete with examples of God's concern for justice and social welfare. Based in large part on this, the church as an institution has historically played a political, economic and social role in the lives of its members. Here we will trace those themes as they appear throughout the Old and New Testaments, and discuss their relevance to some of today's most pressing issues.

Sponsor: MIT Black Christian Fellowship. Contact Jennifer McCormick (, x5-7481.

Distribution of Wealth
Thu, Jan 8, 7pm in 4-163

Racial Reconciliation
Thu, Jan 15, 7pm in 4-163

Gender Reconciliation
Thu, Jan 22, 7pm in 6-120

Pluralism and Tolerance: What is THE truth?
Thu, Jan 29, 7pm in 4-163

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