Come out for an Evening of Prophetic Faith in the Public Arena with Ambassador Andrew Young
Tuesday, 14 October 2014: 6:30pm Reception; 7:30pm Program
Central UCC, 2676 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Andrew Jackson Young served as the 14th US Ambassador to the United Nations (1977-1979), US Congressman from Georgia’s 5th District (1973-1977), Mayor of Atlanta (1982-1990), Co-Chair of the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games, and many other offices. However, his first call to serve was as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (1955). “Ambassador Young” was first “Pastor Andy” in Alabama and Georgia; in all the offices that came later, a pastor’s heart was in service. As a pastor and community organizer, Ambassador Young was an influential leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. He moved to Atlanta in 1961 to become a leader in the SCLC and became the Executive Director in 1964; in that capacity, he was a key strategist in the efforts that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. He was with Dr. King in Memphis on the day he was assassinated (1968). Following that terrible day, Dr. Young became the Executive Vice President of the SCLC.
As part of Central’s Progressive Christianity Initiative, Ambassador Young will speak about the intersection of “faith and politics.” The evening will begin with a reception (6:30 to 7:30) and attendees will be invited to submit questions for the program that follows (7:30 to 9:00).
The event is free and open to the public (donations accepted to fund future events). Carpooling is strongly encouraged.
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