Hood to host forum, ‘Beginning a Healing Conversation’

Published 11:35 am Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hood Theological Seminary

Hood Theological Seminary will host a Community Forum on Thursday, July 30, from 7- 8:30 p.m., in the Aymer Center on the seminary campus.

This Community Forum is the result of conversations that the seminary’s President, Dr. Vergel Lattimore, has listened to and been privileged to share with different individuals and groups in Salisbury and Rowan County over the last two years.

In announcing this event, Lattimore said, “We believe the seminary is a place for respectful, critical discussion of painful and sometimes difficult issues affecting society. There are a number of issues that that have divided many communities across this great nation of the United States of America. Salisbury is not exempt from these challenges. We believe that honest conversation is a good place to start.”

It is hoped that the forum and open community discussion will foster better relations, respect and understanding regarding race, justice and peace. The forum will include a panel of Salisbury community leaders and will be moderated by Lattimore. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Hood Theological Seminary, located at 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, is a graduate and professional school sponsored by the AME Zion Church and approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. Its student body is composed of persons from many different denominations. As a theological seminary, it provides for the church an educational community in which Christian maturity and ministerial preparation take place together.