Expressing God's Love, Engaging in God's Justice

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

  • 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?

Previous Programs
During the past ten years, The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church has been honored to host the following McClendon Scholars-in-Residence.  Clink on the links below for video recordings of many of these programs.