2013 Town Hall Speakers

Thursday, May 30, 3:30 p.m.

A Conversation between Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church, an interdenominational (American Baptist and United Church of Christ) church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City and Rev. Dr. Donald W. Shriver, Jr., Emeritus President of the Faculty and William E. Dodge Professor of Applied Christianity at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

ForbesRev. Dr. James Forbes was the first African American minister to lead the multicultural Riverside Church congregation, and served it for 18 years. Forbes attended college at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1957. Called to the ministry, in 1962 he completed a Master of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York, in 1975, after beginning his pastoring and teaching careers. Forbes became ordained in both the American Baptist Churches and the Original United Holy Church of America;




ShriverRev. Dr. Donald W. Shriver Jr. is a graduate of Davidson College, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Yale University Divinity School, and Harvard University, from which he holds a Ph.D. in Religion and Society. He was ordained in the Presbyterian ministry in 1955. Shriver has lectured throughout the world and holds six honorary doctoral degrees. He has written 14 books about Christian ethics as related to race relations, youth culture, economics, medicine, urban affairs, business management, and political conflict.