Osagyefo Sekou

Something Greater

Rev Osagyefo Sekou -- January 17, 2016

Scriptures for today:  Psalm 36:5-10, Luke 3:1-3
(Intro by Rev. Sekou until 9:36)

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Rev. Osagyefo Sekou is the Pastor for Formation and Justice at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain (Boston, MA) where he focuses on serving the needs of queer youth of color and social justice organizing. He has published essays and articles in Vibe Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Killing the Buddha, The Fellowship Magazine, Daily News, Journal of Ecumenical Studies and Religion Dispatches. Rev Sekou is a Freeman Fellow with The Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Rev. Sekou is the former Editor-in-Chief of Spare Change News—the nation's oldest continuous homeless street newspaper. He published two critically acclaimed collections of essays, urbansouls (Urban Press, 2001) and Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Race, Religion, and the Future of Democracy (Campbell and Cannon Press, 2012). His forthcoming book, Riot Music: Race, Hip Hop, and the Meaning of the London Riots (Hamilton Books, 2015) is based on his exclusive interviews in the aftermath of the 2011 riots that swept the United Kingdom. As a Scholar in Residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Education and Research Institute at Stanford which house the largest repository of the writings of Dr. King, Rev. Sekou is completing a manuscript tentatively entitled, MLK Remixed: Martin Luther King and the Prophetic Tradition.