University Events

Archive Items

The courage to listen (Freedom City 2017 Lecture)

Reverend Jeffrey L Brown, Baptist minister and President of RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace)

Date/Time: Tuesday 21 February 2017

Based on the forthcoming book of the same name, this talk recounted the lessons Reverend Brown learned working with street and drug gangs in the inner city of Boston, and his larger work of bringing together conflicting constituencies in civil society for peace. At a time when division is prominent, Reverend Brown charted a way forward to bring people together.

This lecture was a part of a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s visit to Newcastle University when he received an honorary degree - you can find out more about Freedom City and other upcoming events and activities on the Freedom City website.