Greetings from Candler School of Theology at Emory University! We wanted to share with you the latest on upcoming events that may be of interest to your readers and constituents. Please see below for our featured events and the attached Word document for a full listing of events for this spring. You can catch the latest goings-on at our website, candler.emory.edu. We hope you can join us.
Featured Events this Semester:
Speaking Tour: Shane Claiborne on “Executing Grace in Georgia: A Faithful Discussion About the Death Penalty”
February 3 • 7:00 p.m. • Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Atlanta
February 4 • 10:30 a.m. • Covenant Presbyterian Church, Athens
February 4 • 6:00 p.m. • Centenary Church, Macon
Free; registration required
Candler’s James T. and Berta R. Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership and the school’s Social Concerns Network are spearheading a three-city tour on the death penalty, featuring noted author and activist Shane Claiborne. Register here for any of the three events. Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church is located on the campus of Emory University at 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307. Covenant Presbyterian Church is located at 1065 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605. Centenary Church is located at 1290 College Street, Macon, GA 31201.
Preaching Conference: “Preaching a Relevant Word: Politics, Policy, and the People”
March 23-24 • Candler School of Theology
Free and open to the public; Registration required
Candler presents the Bandy Preaching Conference on “Preaching a Relevant Word: Politics, Policy, and the People,” designed to assist pastors and congregants better understand contemporary socio-political issues and provide strategies to effectively address them through proclamation. The keynote speaker is the Rev. Dr. William Barber, chair of the North Carolina NAACP the Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation. The Rev. Billy Honor will lead closing worship. Register here.
Dean’s Lecture: “From Ferguson to Standing Rock: Religious Faith, Righteous Feminists and Holy Fire”
January 25 • 11:00 a.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free and open to the public
Guest lecturer Jennifer Harvey is Professor of Religion at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.