Thursday, November 19, 2015

Video from the Oct. 27 inaugural event in the new Race & Faith Dialogues series at Duke Divinity School featuring Jennifer Harvey, professor of religion at Drake University, is available on YouTube and below. The event was titled “Dear White Christians: So Now What?”

The Divinity School's Office of Black Church Studies partnered with Duke Chapel and the Center for Reconciliation to launch the Race & Faith Dialogues series in order to encourage consistent community conversations on the intersection of race and the church. The series features junior and mid-career theologians and religious scholars whose work and ministry significantly engage race and other critical social intersections in relationship to the moral and structural transformation of the church, academy, and society.

Harvey's work focuses on encounters of religion and ethics with race, gender, activism, politics, spirituality, justice, and other aspects of social life. Her most recent book is Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation. She is also the author of Whiteness and Morality: Pursuing Racial Justice Through Reparations and Sovereignty, and co-editor of Disrupting White Supremacy from Within: White People on What We Need to Do.

The next Race & Faith Dialogues event will be held Feb. 22, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 0014 of the Westbrook Building at the school. Derek Hicks, assistant professor of religion and culture at Wake Forest University's School of Divinity, will be the guest lecturer.