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The House of the Lord Church where Black Political Power and Culture was born and Nurtured Part 44

The History and Spirit of the House of the Lord Churches

Reverend Daughtry has traveled and lectured extensively around the world. In keeping with his concern for global human rights and self-determination, he has participated in dozens of international conferences and conventions, such as:

United Nations Sanctions against South Africa

  • In 1981, he participated in a conference on sanctions against South Africa. The conference was sponsored by the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity. It was held in Paris, France.

  • He has helped to organize and has participated in marches and demonstrations in different parts of the world. On two occasions, The Reverend has spoken at the United Nations political subcommittee meetings regarding South African apartheid, Cuba, the Middle East, and the state of U.S. Civil rights.

In addition, he has participated in several conferences:

  • World Council of Churches (WCC)

In 1974, he participated in a 3-year study sponsored by the WCC to discuss issues facing the global faith community. The conferences were held in various parts of the world, Saigon, Vietnam, India, with a week retreat of study and reflections at the Theological Institute in Bossey, Switzerland. The conference concluded in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Sixth Pan African Conference

In 1976, the Reverend was a delegate to the Sixth Pan African Conference (PAC) held in Tanzania, Africa after which he visited Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Journey to Northern Ireland

In 1982, Rev. Daughtry was a member of the delegation that visited Ireland in support of the “HUNGER STRIKERS” in Northern Ireland. Irish leaders had decided to go on a hunger strike even to their death in the quest for independence. At the same time of the Irish visit he was invited to the German Democratic Republic (which is no longer in existence) While in Northern Ireland , in addition to meeting with leadership and the people, he helped send Clairborne, the eminent filmmaker produce the film, “The Black and the Green”

  • The Mo’ Better Jaguars win National Championship

In 2000, Reverend Daughtry became involved with the Pop Warner Little League Football team, called the Mo’ Better Jaguars. The Reverend acted as spiritual advisor and also gave advice on the game of football. He effectuate a meeting with the young football players and the New York Jets. In 2001, the Jaguars won the National Football Championship in Orlando, FL.

The Reverend Daughtry has led innumerable delegations in travel around the world, to places as diverse as Israel, Ireland, and Iraq.

  • Peace Mission to Iraq

In 1991, Reverend Daughtry gained the distinction of being the first black Pentecostal minister to give the invocation in the U.S. House of Representatives. That same evening after the prayer, President George H.W. Bush ended the war in Iraq. As a result, Reverend Daughtry's invocation has been called "the prayer that ended the war." In 2003, the Reverend organized and led a multi-faith, multiracial delegation to Iraq in a last, desperate appeal for peace.

  • New York State Task Force

In 2009, New York Governor David Paterson appointed Reverend Daughtry to serve on a nine- member State Task Force on police-killing-police. Hearings, consultations, and conferences were held with a goal of developing legislation on police conduct.

  • American Delegation to South Africa

In 2010, Reverend Daughtry was a member of an American delegation to South Africa to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, delivering the sermon at the opening event.

During the Clinton Administration, Reverend Daughtry was among a select group of religious leaders from across the United States to be invited to meet with the President at periodic breakfasts held at the White House.

Reverend Daughtry has lectured at Harvard University School of Divinity, the Union Theological Seminary, and the New York Theological Seminary. He was one of the principal lecturers at the 150th Anniversary of the Virginia Theological Seminary, and his lecture, "A Theology of Black Liberation: The Who, What and How," was published in the school's journal. He has spoken to countless community and civic associations, high schools, colleges, and universities, and has been interviewed extensively for a variety of media outlets.

Reverend Daughtry is a prolific author, writing weekly columns for the New York Daily Challenge, and contributing to other leading publications such as The New York Times, the Amsterdam News, and the Bergen Record. His book, No Monopoly on Suffering: Blacks and Jews in Crown Heights and Elsewhere, published in 1997 with a foreword by Dr. Cornel West, gives a chronology of the creation of movements in Brooklyn and serves as a guide for the empowerment of any people.

Among his other books are My Beloved Community: Effectual Prayer, and Dear 2pac: Letters to a Son, Remembering Afeni Shakur, In My Lifetime: Towards the Presidency of Barack Obama, published by Africa World Press. Made to Master: Tapping the Power Within, Made to Master: Weekly Practices for the Mastery of Life, Volume II Self-published volumes include South Africa Reader; A Theology of Reparation and Liberation, The Life and Times of the People's Pastor: 1980- 1990, Press Reports; and, Visiting Darfurian Refugee Camp and Conferring with Darfurian Leaders: A Pictorial Account.

For over 30 years, Reverend Daughtry was the host and principal speaker on a weekly radio program airing Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on New York City's WWRL-AM. Further, Reverend Daughtry made a cameo appearance in Spike Lee’s 1990 movie, “Mo’ Better Blues.”

Among the numerous citations and awards, Reverend Daughtry has received honorary doctorate degrees from Seton Hall University (1980) and the State University of New York, College of Old Westbury (1992). Additionally, he has received citations, resolutions, and proclamations from the U.S. Congress, the New York State Legislature, the key to Jersey City, NJ, and the New York City Council in honor of his many years of service to humanity.

Reverend Daughtry is married to Reverend Dr. Karen Smith Daughtry. They have four adult children, Leah, Sharon, Dawnique and Herbert, Jr; Rev. Daughtry has three grandsons, Lorenzo, Herbert III, Myles and two great-grandchildren, Lauren Joy and Alexander.

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