Pastor Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL, has spent the last 20 years practicing and preaching a Black theology that calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice and economic inequality, will be the keynote speaker at a prayer breakfast sponsored by the Topeka BOE 70th Anniversary Brown Coalition, on Sat., Oct. 28, 10 a.m. – noon at Hotel Topeka, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online

The event players say Moss is committed to preaching a prophetic message of love and justice. That message coincides with his latest book “Dancing in the Darkness: Thriving in Turbulent Times.”  

“Dancing in the Darkness” is a life-affirming guide to the practical, political, and spiritual challenges of our day. Drawing on the teachings of Dr. King, Howard Thurman, sacred scripture, southern wisdom, global spiritual traditions, Black culture, and his own personal experiences, Dr. Moss instructs us on how to practice spiritual resistance by combining justice and love.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the breakfast.  

The Brown Coalition is a group of community agencies and organizations that share a common interest to educate and commemorate the Brown decision which outlawed legal segregation in public education. The coalition kicked off its activity by commemorating the 69th anniversary on May 17th, 2023 and will sponsor a series of programs and events over twelve months, culminating with the milestone 70th anniversary in 2024.