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Major Book Review: Catherine Meeks, “The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing”

When: June 7, 2023, 4:15 pm - Wednesday

Where: Balliol

Session 2

Session Abstract

In The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing, Dr. Catherine Meeks offers a much-needed meditative guide for the weary and frustrated. By looking inward and at each other clearly, she argues, good people of all backgrounds can forge a long term and individual path to making a difference. With personal stories and thoughtful direction, she takes the reader on the trajectory from self-awareness to recognition of the past to a new and individual way forward towards racial healing. The assembled panel will share reviews of her book from academic, practical, and personal perspectives.


Claire Davidson Frederick, Lipscomb University, Convener

  • Christopher S. Collins, Pepperdine University, Panelist
  • Angela D. Sims, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Panelist
  • Derrick Jackson, First Baptist Church, Gallatin, TN, Panelist
  • Cookye Rutledge, Young Scholars Academy, Panelist
  • Catherine Meeks, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Respondent

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