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Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III (Video, The Cross and the Lynching Tree, A Requiem to Ahmaud Arbery).

Updated: Jul 6, 2020


With civil rights advocacy in his DNA, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III built his ministry on community advancement and social justice activism. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill., Dr. Moss spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice and economic inequality.

Dr. Moss is part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching a prophetic message of love and justice, which he believes are inseparable companions that form the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As part of his community engagement through Trinity United Church of Christ, Dr. Moss led the team that came up with the “My Life Matters” curriculum; which includes the viral video “Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival,” created in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police. He is also the author of Blue Note Preaching in a Post‐Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair (2015)

Listen to Dr. Moss’s powerful presentation in honor Ahmaud Arbery: The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery,

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