Duke Divinity Women's Center is one of the sponsors of the 2020 Homegrown: NC Women's Preaching Festival, which gives Christian clergywomen in the state an opportunity to learn, commune, and recharge together. This ninth annual festival, titled "Preach Like Pauli," will focus on preaching about justice and mercy, with the legacy of preacher, lawyer, and writer the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray providing inspiration for the time together.
Donyelle McCray, assistant professor of homiletics at Yale Divinity School and a Duke Divinity School alumnae, will be the festival's keynote speaker. She is working on a book about Murray and will offer two sessions illustrating Murray's relevance to today's racial struggles. In addition to McCray, the festival will have a schedule of preachers and workshop leaders to challenge, teach, and bring together participants in faith and community. Angie Hong, a current Duke Divinity student, will also be leading a worship service and a workshop.
The festival will be online via Zoom, with links to be sent to all registrants once the schedule is finalized in early October. Duke Divinity students, faculty, staff, or community members are welcome to attend.