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Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis and Rev. K. Ray Hill - Sexual Abuse in the Black Church: An Historical Perspective Toward Practical Solutions

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Clergy misconduct and abuse are common to all faith traditions. What are the particular experiences and challenges of this problem in historically Black churches?

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  • Webinar
When Oct 23, 2012
from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pacific Time Zone
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$0.00

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Closed

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Contact Phone 206-634-1903 ext. 26
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UCC logoThis webinar is sponsored by Justice and Witness Ministries United Church of Christ as a part of their Webinar Series, Addressing Domestic and Sexual Violence: Tools for Faith Leaders.

Free and Open to the Public

 

Clergy misconduct and abuse are common to all faith traditions.  What are the particular experiences and challenges of this problem in historically Black churches?

Meet our Presenters:

Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis

Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis is a United Church of Christ pastor and is the co-founder and Senior Pastor of God Can Ministries in Ford Heights, Illinois. Dr. Davis recently retired from her full time position as a Chicago Police Officer of over 31 year, where she worked in patrol and as a Criminalist in the Crime Laboratory. At the time of her retirement she was assigned as one of the Department’s full time Police Chaplains ministering to police officers and members of their families during times of crisis.

Dr. Davis serves as an Adjunct Professor and the Director of the Center for African American Ministries and Black Church Studies at McCormick Theological Seminary. There she teaches Sexual and Domestic Violence; Pastoral Care in Times of Crisis; and Pastoral Care in African American communities among other subjects.  Dr. Davis also serves as a Faculty Mentor at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio for a Doctor of Ministry Focus Group she organized titled, “Biblical and Ethical Engagement for Social and Moral Imperatives".

Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Master’s of Divinity Degree, a Doctor of Ministry Degree (in Pastoral Care), and a Ph.D. in Theology, Ethics, and the Human Sciences (Sociology). Her dissertation was titled, “Hear Our Cries: Breaking the Gender Entrapment of African American Battered Women”. Sharon is a published author and scholar in the field of theology and ethics.


Rev. K. Ray Hill

Rev. K. Ray Hill is an Ordained Pastor in the United Church of Christ.  He currently serves as Pastor-Teacher at Maple Temple UCC located in Raleigh NC.  K. Ray has 22 years of pastoral experience, seven years as rural church pastor and 15 years as urban church pastor.

He served on the staff of the Southern Conference for seven years, two years as Area Conference Minister and five years as the Program Associate in Christian Education.  He served on the UCC national staff as Education Consultant for eight years.  Rev. Hill is an Education Consultant assigned to the Southern Region for Local Church Ministries-United Church of Christ.  He is a UCC History, Theology & Polity instructor for the Pastoral Leadership Development Program.

Rev. Hill obtained his Master in Arts in Religion from Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA and Master in Divinity from Duke University, Durham, NC.  Rev. Hill’s continued educational studies were at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC and Drew Theological School, Madison, New Jersey.

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