Elizabeth Corrie

Director, Youth Theological Initiative; Associate Professor in the Practice of Youth Education and Peacebuilding
Elizabeth Corrie
Phone: 404.727.2917
Personal website: http://yti.emory.edu/
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  • PhD, Emory University, 2002
  • MDiv, Emory University, 1996
  • BA, College of William and Mary, 1993

Dr. Elizabeth Corrie’s teaching draws on commitments to both peace with justice and the education of young people, particularly the development of teaching and ministry that empower people for global citizenship. She joined Candler’s faculty in 2007, and is also the director of the Youth Theological Initiative, a partner organization with Candler that leads socially conscious ministries with youth and young adults.

Having focused her doctoral work in 19th century philosophy and theology, Corrie became increasingly interested in practical theology as her work with youth and in peace and justice activism deepened. Her research interests include transformative pedagogy, theories of nonviolence, and conflict transformation. 

Corrie is an active lay member of The United Methodist Church, serving as a delegate to annual and jurisdictional conferences, and as a reserve delegate to General Conference in 2012 and 2016. She is on the Board of Directors of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church for the 2016-2020 quadrennium. Corrie is also a member of the advisory boards of Kairos USA and the Lilly Youth Theology Network, and she speaks regularly in churches and schools on topics related to youth and contemporary culture, as well as the role people of faith can play in building peace in the United States and abroad. Corrie also serves as a member of the Emory University Faculty Council, the Religious Education Association, and the American Academy of Religion.

In 2008, she received the Eleanor Richardson Award from the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, in recognition of exemplary ministries of justice and peace.

Selected Publications
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Contributing Writer,CEB Women's Bible. Common English Bible,2016

"Crossing Over: Transforming the War on Kids Through Ministries with Youth," in Conflict Transformation and Religion. Palgrave,2016

"Becoming Christ's Hands and Feet in the World: The Vocational Formation of Staff," in How Youth Ministry Can Change Theological Education - If We Let It. Eerdmans,2016

"Stopping the Zombie Apocalypse: Ascetic Withdrawal as a Tool for Learning Civic Engagement," in Teaching Civic Engagement. Oxford University Press,2016

"Story Time: How to be the Kind of Adult that Youth Actually Want and Need," in Circuit Rider. The United Methodist Church,2015

General editor,The CEB Student Bible. Abingdon Press,2015

"The Church as Peacebuilder in the War on Kids," in Insights, vol. 130, no. 1. Austin Presbyterian Seminary,2014

"Christian Liturgy Spilling Out into the World: Youth as Public Theologians," in Liturgy, vol. 29, no.1. Taylor and Francis,2014

"From Civic Engagement to Circles of Grace: Teaching Teachers to Empower Youth for Global Citizenship," in Teaching Theology and Religion, vol. 16, no. 2. Wabash Center,2013

"Exploring Conflict and Peacebuilding through Sacred Space: A Course on World Religions," in Practical Matters, issue 5. Emory University,2012

Selected Awards

Eleanor Richardson Award, Methodist Federation for Social Action, North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, 2008.

Fund for Internationalization Research Award, Emory University, 2000-2001.

Dissertation Research Grant, Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst, Berlin, Germany, 2000-2001.

P.E.O. Scholar Award, International Sisterhood of P.E.O., 1999-2000.

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society, Emory University, 1998.

International Society of Theta Phi, Honors Society for Theological Students, Scholars in the Field of Religion, and Outstanding Religious Leaders, Candler School of Theology, 1996.

Phi Beta Kappa Society, College of William and Mary, 1993.

Highest Honors, Thesis in Religion, Religion Department, College of William and Mary, 1993.

Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, College of William and Mary, 1992.

Service of Word, Cannon Chapel, September 15, 2016

Service of Word, Cannon Chapel, October 1, 2015

"The Church as Peacemaker in the War on Kids" - Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars, January 16, 2014

"Welcoming the Weak" - Service of Word, Cannon Chapel, September 9, 2014

Selected Courses

Contextual Education Integrative Seminar

Empowering Youth for Global Citizenship

Introduction to Youth Ministry

Peacebuilding with Youth: Unlearning Violence, Learning Nonviolence

Teaching Peace in Congregations