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Karenna Gore joins McClendon Scholar-in-Residence Program

September 19, 2020

McClendon Scholar-in-Residence Program

“Where Faith, Intellect and Justice Meet”

The McClendon Scholar Program brings scholars and thought leaders to Washington to share their learning, wisdom and insight about how the church can be more effective in its work for social justice. Established through the generosity of the late Rev. Dr. Jack E. McClendon, the program grows out of Dr. McClendon’s insight that justice, service and action can only be sustained when a community works to deepen its faith and grapples with the profound issues of the day.

Coming Programs

Due to the pandemic, all McClendon Scholar Programs for the next few months will be conducted online

  • James Forman, Jr, August 25 & Sept. 3: Mr. Forman, a professor at Yale Law School and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Locking Up Our Own, will lead a two-part webinar – “After the Protests: What Do We Do Now?” Both programs will focus on how to improve policing, reform the criminal justice system. Register for the Sept. 3 program here. You can also watch the August 25 program here.


  • Karenna Gore, Spiritual and Moral Response to the Climate Crisis, September 19, 10 am: In this online dialogue, we’ll talk about questions like: How do we understand the climate crisis from a spiritual and moral perspective? What personal and societal change is needed for a sustainable future? What specific things can I do to make a difference?

Learn More …


September 19, 2020


The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church