It's time now for another installment in our monthly series, Living Questions, in which we examine the role of religion in the public sphere. We’re producing this series in partnership with the Institute for Islamic Christian and Jewish Studies (ICJS).
Next month, ICJS will inaugurate a three-part lecture series on the theme of Imagining Justice in Baltimore. A Christian, Jewish and Muslim scholar will each address the question of how each religious tradition refracts and understands the notion of justice. In light of the wrenching events in Baltimore last spring, the Institute is hoping to bridge ethnic, socio-economic and religious divides, and deepen and enrich appreciation for the place of justice-seeking in different faith traditions.
Tom's guest is the first speaker in this new series, and he speaks from the Christian perspective. The Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin is President Emeritus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, a professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University, and the director of the Religion Department at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. His latest book is called Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities.