The Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches (LAM) will sponsor the 7th Annual ‘Theology in the Hood’ Revival and Civic Engagement Symposium as part of its ongoing effort to address issues impacting the faith and urban communities.
The event kicks-off Tuesday, Jan., 23 and continues through Wednesday, Jan. 24, with revival services hosted each night at 7 p.m., by Pastor Kelvin T. Calloway, Sr., and the members of Bethel AME Church, 7900 S. Western Ave., in Los Angeles.
Bishop Edward Smith of Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier will be the revivalist. His sermon will focus on the theme, “Preserving the African American Family in California.”
Daytime activities will be held at New Hope Baptist Church, 5200 S. Central Ave., in Los Angeles. A lunch symposium is scheduled for Jan. 23, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Wendell Davis discussing “Conversation in Color: On Making a Black Man. ”
On Jan. 24, at 11 a.m., the symposium will feature Cedric Farmer, Tim Kornegay and Dwayne Dixon of the Ex-Offender Action Network reviewing the “70 Million Votes Campaign – Ballot initiatives for 2018.” At 4 p.m., Kathy Smith, board member of the California Minority Alliance, will present “Christianity and Cannabis.”
All events are open to the public. To learn more or register for the symposiums, call LAM Executive Director Cheryl A. Branch at (323) 238-0446 or (323) 273-4586.