Rev. Sekou

Rev. Rev. Rev. Rev. He released “In Times Like These”, which was produced by the six-time Grammy nominee North Mississippi Allstars. AFROPUNK praised the “deep bone-marrow level conviction” that he had with his first album “The Revolution Has Come”. St. Louis Post-Dispatch named “We Comin ‘”–” the new anthem of the Civil Rights movement. Paste Studio, a consummate entertainer, celebrated Sekou’s barn-burning performance by saying “Rev. Sekou gives us the spiritual performance that we need right now. Rev. Sekou will be releasing five books with Chalice Press, a publisher of progressive religious thought. Rev. will be republished by Chalice Press. Rev. by Sekou is being republished by Chalice Press. Sekou’s new titles include “The Task of the Artist In the Time of Monsters”, “This Ain’t Yo’ Daddy’s Civil Rights Movement; Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.”; and “A Liberation Theology of Ferguson”. He is the author of “Riot Music” (Hamilton Books) and has published extensively on the 2011 murder of Mark Duggan in London by British police. Rev. Rev. He has trained more than five thousand activists in nonviolent civil disobedience throughout the United States through the Deep Abiding Love Project. In response to the Unite the Right rally, he spent six weeks training clergy. Orlando de Guzman’s documentary, Ferguson: A Report From Occupied Territories (2015) features Reverend Sekou. During the Ferguson Uprising, he was repeatedly arrested. He was charged with ‘Praying while Black’ at Ferguson Police Department in September. Also, he was part of over 40 clergy and faith leaders who were present during the Moral Monday protests during last year’s Ferguson October convergence. And, most recently, he was facing federal charges after a sit-in at Department of Justice. Reverend Sekou was convicted of his first arrest in Ferguson in February 2016. Reverend Sekou returned to St. Louis in May 2015 to continue his work on organizing against police violence and predatory courts systems as well as economic and social injustice. Exiles in The Promised Land, his documentary short film is based upon his visit to Beirut, Lebanon, and a lecture. It was chosen for the Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival (2009). After studying continental philosophy at Harvard University, systematic theology and religion at Union Theological Seminary, Sekou also studied at the New School. Sekou has given many lectures, including at Princeton University and Harvard Divinity School. He is also a former Professor of Preaching at the Graduate Theological Urban Studies Program, Seminary Consortium of Urban Pastoral Education in Chicago, IL. Rev. Rev. Sekou was awarded the Keeper of the Flame award from the National Voting Rights Institute, Museum in Selma (AL) and was made an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies. Reverend Sekou was the Pastor for Formation and Justice at First Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston. He was the Senior Pastor of Lemuelhaynes Congregational Church in Queens. Prior to that, he served as the Special Assistant on Social justice to the Bishop of the Church of God in Christ. As a Fellow-in-Residence of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and Ella Baker Fellow at New York Theological Seminary’s Micah Institute he was a strategist organizing clergy for economic justice. He was a founder of Clergy and Laity Concerned About Iraq (CALCI), which represented more than 300 faith-based institutions and organisations working to end the war. CALC-I organized a civil disobedience demonstration at the White House in 2006 that saw more than 350 people arrested, including 60 religious leaders. Reverend Sekou was an invited delegate to the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, in Cochabamba (Bolivia), in 2010. He was also a member of the Dorothy Cotton Institute Palestinian/Israeli Non-Violence Project’s inaugural delegation of US Civil Rights leaders to the West Bank. From 2012 to 2013, Reverend Sekou was Editor-in-Chief of Spare Change News. This newspaper is the oldest continuously running street newspaper in America. Reverend Sekou was also a member of the National Political Hip Hop Convention Platform Committee, and Senior Advisor to the 2004 Kucinich Presidential campaign. Reverend Sekou relocated to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and founded the Interfaith Worker Justice Center. Rev. One month after the devastating earthquake, Sekou led an interfaith delegation to Haiti. Sekou built toilets with the Haitians. His short documentary, Exiles In the Promised Land: A Quest for Home, is based on a lecture he gave in Beirut, Lebanon. It focuses on the problems of Palestinians, Iraqi and post-Katrina New Orleans. The film was shown at the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival. Rev. Rev. Sekou was also a delegate at the Interdependence Day Conferences held in Istanbul, Turkey, and Berlin, Germany. From

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