September 25 Service at 10:30 AM
Can the Biblical story of Joseph provide us with a framework to consider the current strain in race, gender, and socioeconomic relations in our nation today? Perhaps by looking at Joseph’s personal story, as well as his relationship to the most powerful nation of the day, we can understand some of the causes—and effects—of the current tensions, especially those which have launched such movements as Black Lives Matter. Consider this an invitation, perhaps, to think differently about views you have held on current affairs. Judy Putnam and the Singing Group will provide the music.
Rev. Wright is the Executive Director of the Black Ministerial Alliance Greater Boston. He is also a bar certified attorney and has practiced litigation, contract, and employment law. From 1999 to 2004, Rev. Wright served as the President and CEO of the African American Federation of Greater Boston, Inc., a collaboration of 35 community-based organizations located in inner-city Boston. He is the associate minister at the Peoples Baptist Church in Boston, where he serves as Assistant to the Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Wesley A. Roberts. He also serves as Board Chairman for the Lena Park Community Development Corporation and he is the Executive Director for the Boston TenPoint Coalition. Rev. Wright recently graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary obtaining his Masters in Urban Ministry.