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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

"Preaching and Politics"

 

Let us help you with lodging!

 We are proud to introduce Connections Housing; as our official housing agency. Housing is NOW OPEN for the 2018 Festival of Homiletics in Washington, DC. Please Click Here to make your reservations.

You will be able to book your hotel rooms for this event online. In order to satisfy the obligations to the hotel, we kindly ask that you make your hotel reservations in this special block. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC.

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Washington DC Art

If you love wandering exhibits, soaking in art at galleries and seeking out creative expression in street art, Washington DC is a great place for you! 

Some articles to guide you: 

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/04/06/art-things-to-do-in-dc/

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/05/31/dc-art-galleries-bucket-list-travel-guide/ 

https://traveler.marriott.com/washington-dc/guide-washington-d-c-s-exciting-street-art-scene/ 

http://www.culturetype.com/2017/10/16/major-african-american-contemporary-artists-are-bringing-their-work-to-washington-d-c/

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Venue #3: National City Christian Church

National City Christian Church is our secondary venue for this year's Festival of Homiletics 2018. We will be holding worship and lectures in this historic building designed by the same architect as the Jefferson Memorial and the National Archives from Tuesday through Thursday. 

Fun Fact: Two Presidents, Johnson and Garfield, worshiped at National City Christian Church, and there are stained glass windows dedicated to them inside.

Learn more at: https://nationalcitycc.org/what-to-expect/

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Main Venue: Metropolitan AME Church

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church will be our main venue for the Festival of Homiletics this year May 21-25, 2018. Registration and the vendor fair will take place in this historic worship space, the National Cathedral of African Methodism.

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is located near the White House, Congress and Supreme Court and sees ministries of justice that change the social and political reality as a priority.

They have been bearing witness to the sovereign

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For Justice, Peace and Righteouness

Today we honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Christian leader committed to speaking truth at the intersection of preaching and politics. As Coretta Scott King explains, 

"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s

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