Sep 14, 2023

African American Spirituality and
the Legacy of Howard Thurman
SEPTEMBER 17, 2023
3 P.M.


Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan is a graduate seminary of
the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ with more than 1,700
alumni serving Christ around the world. Emmanuel offers four degree
programs: Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Christian Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry.


The Langston Centre is a multicultural facility that promotes community
engagement through arts, education, and leadership activities. Langston
Centre programs include multicultural history and educational
opportunities designed to bring diverse groups of people together. The
Centre is located in the historic African American Langston High School
(1893-1965) in Johnson City.

Funding for the Langston Centre Lectureship is made possible through
Emmanuel’s Pathways for Tomorrow initiative, a grant program funded
through the generosity of Lilly Endowment, Inc. to further strengthen
Emmanuel in the important work of preparing and supporting pastoral
leaders and nurturing thriving churches, specifically those from the
Stone-Campbell movement. The initiative includes a comprehensive
review and redesign of academic programs at the seminary to make
ministry preparation more accessible and affordable. The Pathways
for Tomorrow initiative also works to integrate classroom learning
with practical experience in local ministry settings and to strengthen
connection with individuals and churches in our community through
such programs as the Langston Centre Lectureship.


Walter Earl Fluker is the founder of Walter Earl Fluker & Associates. He serves as Dean's Professor of Spirituality, Ethics, and Leadership at Candler School
of Theology at Emory University; Professor Emeritus of Ethical Leadership (formerly the Martin Luther King, Jr. Chair) at Boston University and the editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project. Professor Fluker developed a Massive Online Operating Course (MOOC) entitled Ethical Leadership: Character, Civility and Community that launched on May 24, 2016. Over 14,000 participants around the globe have engaged the course which explores theoretical and practical elements of ethical leadership through engagement with prominent leadership theorists and leaders in the areas of education, business, government, philanthropy, and global citizenship. He was founding executive director of the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership Center and the Coco- Cola Professor of Leadership Studies at Morehouse College. Dr. Fluker is a featured consultant, speaker, lecturer, and worship leader at foundations, businesses, corporations, colleges, universities, governmental, and religious institutions, nationally and globally.