Twice Tested by Fire: A Conversation with Cecil 'Chip' Murray
Saturday 04/21/2012: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
The Guibord Center -- Religion Inside Out, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
514 West Adams Boulevard
A conversation and reception with Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray and Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord marks the anniversary of the unrest of April 1992.
The event will also celebrate the publication of Murray’s autobiography, Twice Tested By Fire: A Memoir of Faith and Service.
Twenty years ago this month, neighborhoods in the heart of our great but troubled city burst into flames. Rev. Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray heeded a call to action from the voice that had urged him toward ministry... and saved him from another conflagration decades earlier. Murray’s ongoing activism at the intersection of public faith and civic life has helped to heal a fractured metropolis and earned him a reputation as a contemporary prophet of socially engaged Christianity.
“The fellowship of Christians generally and the Black Church specifically have an obligation beyond the walls of the sanctuary. Our endangered communities are lost unless the churches in their midst help to provision the journey toward a new life. We must have an integration of personal salvation and social salvation, for only then is the Word made flesh.” — excerpt from Twice Tested By Fire: A Memoir of Faith and Service
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.
The event is presented by The Guibord Center — Religion Inside Out, the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and the USC Cecil Murray Center for Civic Engagement.
Organized by: Najuma Smith Pollard