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which aired on stations nationwide in mid-June. Also in June she gave the opening address in Louisville, Ky., for a two-week Agrarian Road Trip sponsored by the Presbyterian Hunger Program and the PCUSA. In July, she attended the annual meeting of the Theological Education Commission of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and inaugurated a leadership seminar for some 25 theological educators, bishops, and others from various parts of Sudan on the subject “The Bible and the Environment.” In August, she gave the Stern Lectures at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on the topic “Between Jerusalem and Jerusalem.”

Susan Eastman published “Israel and the Mercy of God: A Re-reading of Galatians 6.16 and Romans 9–11” in New Testament Studies (56.3, 2010); and “Galatians” in The New Interpreter’s Bible One-Volume Commentary , edited by Beverly Gaventa and David Petersen (Abingdon). Eastman and her husband, Ed, presented a workshop on theological education in the Episcopal Church of Sudan at the annual conference of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Va., June 4–6. They reported on their work last January at Renk Theological College in Southern Sudan through the Renk Visiting Teacher program, supported by Duke Divinity School and Virginia Theological Seminary.

Mary McClintock Fulkerson presented “Social Memory as Redemptive Ritual” on the panel “Quiet Violence: The Pauli Murray Project” at the John Hope Franklin Center National Symposium, “Reconciliation in America: Moving beyond Racial Violence,” in Tulsa, Okla., June 2–4. She was a plenary speaker at the international ecclesiology conference “Being Surprised by God: Embodied Ecclesiology in Local Contexts” in Utrecht, Netherlands, June 21–24. Her paper was entitled “Redemptive Disruptions and the Social Implications of Eucharistic Memory.” She was a participant preacher in the Second Service Commemorating the Life of Pauli Murray at St. Titus’ Episcopal Church, Durham, N.C., July 1; and a panel participant in the Black Theodicy Forum, sponsored by the UNC Institute of African American Research, in Chapel Hill, N.C., Aug. 6–7.

Paul Griffiths published “The Cross as the Fulcrum of Politics: Expropriating Agamben on Paul” in Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical Vision , edited by Douglas Harink (Cascade). In March, he participated with Stanley Fish in a public discussion of the virtue-vice of curiosity at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In May, he lectured for the Lumen Christi Institute under the title “From Curiosity to Studiousness: Catechizing the Appetite for Knowledge” in Chicago, Ill.; spoke to the Raleigh (N.C.) chapter of the Catholic Physicians Guild under the title “The Human Person and the Meaning of Health”; spoke on the topic of the priesthood at the Assembly for Priests of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh; and was the concluding, keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Academy for Catholic Theology in Washington, D.C., under the title “‘The Word of the Lord’: Notes toward a Theology of the Versions.” In June, he spoke on the topic of J.H. Newman’s Grammar of Assent at the summer institute at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, R.I.

Amy Laura Hall published “Charles Kingsley’s Christian Darwinism” in the volume T heology after Darwin , edited by Michael Northcott and R.J. Berry (Paternoster). She served as a bioethics consultant to the World Council of Churches meeting on embryonic stem cell research in Volos, Greece, in November 2009; and presented a paper on race and social Darwinism for a senior scholar panel at the American Academy for the Advancement of Science in San Diego, Calif., in February. She gave the Wiley Lectures at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, in April; and the Phillip Wogaman Lecture at Foundry UMC in Washington, D.C., in May. Hall was part of a winning three-year project proposal on science, poverty, and virtue for the University of Chicago Arete Initiative.

Stanley Hauerwas published “Pragmatism and Democracy: Assessing Jeffrey Stout’s Democracy and Tradition” in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (78.2, 2010); “Speaking Christian: A Commencement Address for Eastern Mennonite Seminary” in Mennonite Quarterly Review (84.3, 2010); a review of The Ten Commandments , by Patrick Miller, in Theology Today (67.2, 2010); and “‘Long Live the Weeds and the Wilderness Yet’: Reflections on A Secular Age ” (with Romand Coles) in Modern Theology (26.3, 2010). He spoke June 2 at the Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., and  presented “Why Is War a Moral Necessity for America?” at Peace Among the Peoples, Elkhart, Ind., July 29. He presented “America’s God” Aug. 2 at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Marietta, Ga.