Bethany Union Church Hosts 2nd Annual Legacy Lecture  


The Legacy Lecture Series, was established last year at the Historical Bethany Union Church of Chicago, 1750 W. 103rd St., to celebrate 150+ years of championing Religious Education. The series resumes this year with a musical program of directed by Minister of Music David Zizic, Sat., May 6, 6 p.m., and guest speaker Rev. Brandee Jasmine Mimitzraiem, lecturing/preaching on “UnNew Approaches to White Christian Nationalism,” Sun., May 7 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. 

Rev. Dr. Lawrence M. Cameron, 12th Seated Pastor of Bethany Union Church, inaugurated the Legacy Lecture Series to bring a guest lecturer to Chicago to share and inform the Christian community with a message from an “other, outside voice” to highlight and demonstrate the importance of being available to listen to other voices, not necessarily our own, on issues and topics we might not otherwise notice. 

Brandee Jasmine Mimitzraiem is clergy and scholar. She was ordained an itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2003. She holds the Master of Divinity, the Master of Theological Studies (in theology and ethics), and the Master of Philosophy (in theology and philosophy). She has pastored congregations in Utah, Kansas, and Nebraska. She currently serves as the Director of Institutional Engagement and Public Theology for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice where she leads efforts to move outside of strictly-Christian spaces and into reproductive justice (RJ) spaces, incorporating a diverse and multi-faith strategy into our work.  

All are welcome to the music program, lecture, and worship. For information, call 773-779-0123 or visit   


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