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Racial Justice

The winner of the 2023 Grawemeyer Award in Religion delivers insight and inspiration at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, the recipient of the 2023 Grawemeyer Award in Religion, explained to a large crowd gathered in Caldwell Chapel at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Thursday why hope is so urgently needed today as the United States struggles to escape from what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called “the quicksands of racial injustice.”

Osage Nation scholar wraps up ‘Just Creation’ conference by retelling his nation’s creation story

By way of introducing the “Just Creation” gathering’s final keynoter, Dr. Tink Tinker, Dr. Mark Douglas of Columbia Theological Seminary said Saturday that the best conferences “deepen what I know and disrupt what I know.” Tinker, an American Indian and citizen of Osage Nation and a professor emeritus at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, told conference-goers he is “somebody who is working very hard to decolonize my own mind and to speak out of a worldview distinctly different from the Euro-Christian worldview.”

Union Presbyterian Seminary works to expand Katie’s canon

Gone now more than four years, the Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, one of the foremost educators in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the first Black woman ever ordained by a forebear denomination, lives on in the lives of the scholars whose work relies in no small part on what they learned from her.

‘This is work all Presbyterians can benefit from’

Dr. William Yoo, whose book “What Kind of Christianity: A History of Slavery and Anti-Black Racism in the Presbyterian Church” was published last year by Westminster John Knox Press and received almost instant acclaim, including from members of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board and from a local gathering, was the guest of the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty, senior director of theological education and funds development with the Committee on Theological Education and the Presbyterian Foundation Wednesday on the broadcast “Leading Theologically.”