Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Goodson Chapel, West Campus, Duke University
Abi Riak

In honor of its 10-year anniversary, the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host a public lecture titled "Embracing the Other" by the Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim, associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion in Indiana.

The Rev. Dr. Herbert Reynolds Davis, a Divinity School alumnus and pastor of the Nehemiah Christian Center Church of God in Christ in Durham, N.C., will respond to Kim’s lecture. Luke Bretherton, professor of theological ethics at the school and a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, will moderate the conversation.

A prolific author, Kim has published 10 books and written more than 70 book chapters, journal articles, and book reviews. Her most recent books are "Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love and Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen. She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in Diaspora.

Kim was recently elected to the American Academy of Religion’s Board of Directors as an at-large director. With the academy, she serves on the Research Grants Jury Committee, co-chairs the Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching and Activism Group Steering Committee, and serves as a member of the Comparative Theology Group and the Religion and Migration Group steering committees.

For more information, contact Abi Riak, manager of operations and programs for the Center for Reconciliation.