In the wake of recent racial turmoil in our country and having experienced much anguish in our city of Birmingham, Alabama, over racial issues, we want to offer a possible pathway to dialogue and harmony for the future.

A reflection/conversation on race relations in the United States among its black and white citizens is our humble effort to foster light and hope where darkness and despair may prevail.

The event will be held during the season of Lent, March 3-4, 2016, at Beeson Divinity School, located on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham.

Details on how to participate in this conversation are found in this brochure.

Please join with us. Reflect with us. And pray with us for this important event.

With gratitude for your presence and your prayers,

Mayor William A. Bell
Dean Timothy George
Bishop Robert J. Baker

Mayor William A. Bell

Mayor William A. Bell
Mayor of Birmingham, AL

Dean Timothy George

Rev. Dr. Timothy George
Dean of Beeson Divinity School

Bishop Robert J. Baker

Bishop Robert J. Baker
Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama


Black + White in America: How Deep the Divide?

A Lenten Reflection/Conversation


March 3-4, 2016 (Check-in begins @ 8 a.m.)

Conference Schedule


Beeson Divinity School

Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel, Samford University
Map of Campus


$25 (Lunch: +$10 at Samford University Cafeteria)


Courtyard by Marriott • 205.879.0400
Drury Inn & Suites • 205.940.9500
TownePlace Suites • 205.943.0114

(request Samford University rate)

Register Online Seating is Limited

PHONE: 205.776.7179

City of Birmingham

710 20th Street
North Birmingham, AL 35203

Beeson Divinity School
Samford University

800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama

2121 3rd Avenue, North
Birmingham, AL 35203