Featured Events this Semester:

Lecture Series: “Faith & Politics in the 21st Century”
Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 • 6:00 p.m. (unless otherwise stated)
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 (unless otherwise stated) • Free; registration required

Candler School of Theology’s James T. and Berta R. Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership will sponsor a fall lecture series on faith and politics in the 21st century. Lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Information on individual lectures and speakers can be found chronologically below, or at www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322. 

Conference: “Unfinished Worlds: Jürgen Moltmann at 90”
Oct. 19-20
Candler School of Theology • $30.00; registration required

Candler School of Theology will host world-renowned theologian Jürgen Moltmann for a two-day conference on issues of contemporary theology, the contemporary church, and the contemporary world, as seen through the lens of Moltmann’s theology. Presenters include Jürgen Moltmann, Candler faculty members Joy Ann McDougall and Jennifer Ayres, Nancy Bedford of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Reggie Williams of McCormick Theological Seminary, Raphael G. Warnock of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Charles Mathewes of The University of Virginia, Joshua Ralston of the University of Edinburgh, Gerald Liu of Drew Theological School, Reinerio Arce-Valentín of Matanzas Theological Seminary, Rachelle Renee Green of Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion, and Hilda P. Koster of Concordia College. There is a $30.00 conference fee, and registration is required. Register at http://engage.emory.edu/moltmannconference. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Annual Women’s Forum: Sara Miles on “Breaking Bread with a Broken World”
Nov. 3 • 7:00 p.m.
Glenn Memorial Auditorium • Free; registration required

Candler’s Women, Theology and Ministry program will host its Annual Women’s Forum on November 3, featuring Sara Miles, writer and founder/director of The Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. The author of Take This Bread, Jesus Freak, and City of God, Miles was a forty-something atheist when she wandered into St. Gregory's and ate a piece of bread and took a sip of wine that changed her life. Since her radical conversion, she has created a food ministry that serves thousands, and she speaks, preaches, and leads workshops around the country. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, and on National Public Radio. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by November 1 at 12:00 p.m. at http://bit.ly/1NqQJxc. Glenn Memorial Auditorium is located on the campus of Emory University at 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.

All Events:

Exhibit: “A Most Perilous Journey: Erasmus’ Greek New Testament at 500 Years”  
July 15 – September 15, 2016
Pitts Theology Library Exhibit Gallery • Free

Pitts Theology Library’s current exhibit focuses on the fifteenth century Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus and his production and publication of the first Greek New Testament. The exhibit runs during regular library hours, and features all five editions of the Greek New Testament produced during Erasmus’ lifetime, allowing visitors to trace how the text changed over his decades of work. A final guided tour will be held on September 9 at 2:00 p.m. For more information or to sign up for the tour, call 404-727-0645 or visit http://pitts.emory.edu/exhibits/tours.cfm. Pitts Theology Library is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture, Faith & Politics in the 21st Century: “The End of White Christian America and Its Implications for the 2016 Election”
Sept. 7 • 6:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer Robert P. Jones 02G is founder and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in Washington, D.C., and author of The End of White Christian America (Simon & Schuster, 2016). He will discuss the United States’ political landscape leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Register here: http://bit.ly/2aWY9by. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Film Screening: In Our Son’s Name
Sept. 8 • 6:00—9:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Candler's Justice, Peacebuilding, and Conflict Transformation (JPACT) concentration will screen In Our Son's Name, a documentary about the transformative power of reconciliation in the face of tragedy. The film is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, whose son, Greg, dies with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. His bereaved parents choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance, beginning a transformative journey that both confirms and challenges their convictions. Food will be provided for those who register by September 1 at 5:00 p.m. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to September 8. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture, Faith & Politics in the 21st Century: “Can Conservative Religion Save Us? Thoughts on the Media, Faith and Democracy” 
Sept. 14 • 6:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer Marla Frederick is professor of African American Studies and the study of religion at Harvard University. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to September 14. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Seminar: “Scaffolds for the Sacred: Interrogating the Role of Architecture in Generating Spiritual Experiences”
Sept. 15 • 12:00—3:00 p.m.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Ferst Center, West Lounge • Free; registration required

The Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP), a partnership between Candler School of Theology and Georgia Tech, presents its first event for the 2016-2017 academic year, featuring lectures on the intersections between art, architecture, and spirituality. Panelists include Hazem Ziada of Emory University, Laura Hollengreen of Georgia Tech, Sonit Bafna of Georgia Tech, Ashraf Botros of the University of Cairo, Elizabeth Corrie of Candler School of Theology, and Deanna F. Womack of Candler School of Theology. Lunch will be provided at 1:00 p.m. for those who register online: lamp.iac.gatech.edu/registerlecture. Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center is located at 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332.  

Whiteside Lecture: “Preaching Anti-Racism Amid the Backlash and Resistance of White Moral Injury?”
Sept. 21 • 11:00 a.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer Dale P. Andrews is Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice, and Practical Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to September 21. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture, Faith & Politics in the 21st Century: “What Would Jesus Do? Developing a Political Economy of Justice”
Sept. 21 • 6:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer Obery M. Hendricks Jr. is senior fellow at The Opportunity Agenda and visiting scholar in the Columbia University Department of Religion and Institute for Research in African American Studies. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to September 21. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture, Faith & Politics in the 21st Century: “Faith and Economic Justice”   
Sept. 28 • 6:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer Julianne Malveaux is founder and president of Economic Education, and professor emerita at Bennett College. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to September 28. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Office Hours Webinar: “The Doctor of Ministry Degree at Candler School of Theology: Highlights and Reason for Being”
Sept. 29 • 12:00 p.m.
Online • Free; registration required

Office Hours is a free webinar series featuring Candler faculty addressing practical, relevant issues in ministry. During the one-hour program, participants view a live presentation, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with the presenting faculty member. In September, Brent A. Strawn, professor of Old Testament and director of Candler’s Doctor of Ministry degree program, will present. Registration is required; once registered, participants will receive an email with information about how to join the webinar. Register here: http://bit.ly/2b71cx8. For more information, contact candleralum@emory.edu.

Lecture, Faith & Politics in the 21st Century: “Abraham Lincoln and Political Agape: Lessons for Our Own Context” 
Oct. 5 • 6:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Lecturer Timothy P. Jackson is professor of Christian ethics at Candler, and the author of Political Agape: Christian Love and Liberal Democracy. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to October 5. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Exhibit: “Law and Grace: Martin Luther, Lucas Cranach, and the Promise of Salvation”
October 11, 2016 – January 16, 2017
Pitts Theology Library Exhibit Gallery • Free

Pitts Theology Library has been selected as one of three U.S. sites to host a German-sponsored exhibit in advance of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s publication of the 95 theses in 2017. For more information, call 404.727.0645 or visit http://pitts.emory.edu/exhibits/luther2016/index.cfm. Pitts Theology Library is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Office Hours Webinar: “Advent: Shaping Our Eschatological Imagination”
Oct. 12 • 12:00 p.m.
Online • Free; registration required

Office Hours is a free webinar series featuring Candler faculty addressing practical, relevant issues in ministry. During the one-hour program, participants view a live presentation, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with the presenting faculty member. In October, Don Saliers, William R. Cannon Professor of Theology and Worship Emeritus and theologian-in-residence, will present. Registration is required; once registered, participants will receive an email with information about how to join the webinar. Register here: http://bit.ly/2b742Cg. For more information, contact candleralum@emory.edu.

Lecture, Faith & Politics in the 21st Century: “The Politics We Need: Faith, the Presidential Election and the Choices Ahead”   
Oct. 12 • 6:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer Michael Wear is founder of Public Square Strategies and former staff in the Obama administration’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Initiatives. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to October 12. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Howard Thurman Lecture: “The Church and Its Care for Black Bodies” 
Oct. 18 • 7:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Reggie Williams, assistant professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, will be the guest lecturer at this annual event of Candler’s Black Church Studies program. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to October 18. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Reformation Day at Emory: “Law and Grace: Martin Luther, Lucas Cranach and the Promise of Salvation”
Oct. 27 • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pitts Theology Library • Optional lunch $10; registration required

The 29th annual Reformation Day at Emory will explore the renowned Reformation painting of Lucas Cranach the Elder, “Law and Grace,” from the standpoints of art history, biblical studies, and theology. Presenters include M. Patrick Graham, librarian and Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography, Candler School of Theology; Jonathan Strom, professor of church history and associate dean faculty and academic affairs, Candler School of Theology; Joel M. LeMon, associate professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology; and Bonnie J. Noble, associate professor of art history, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. For the full schedule and to register, visit http://bit.ly/2bc2URF or call 404.727.6352. Pitts Theology Library is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Conference: “Inclusive Leadership in Refugee Resettlement”
Nov. 2 • 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Clarkston Community Center; Candler School of Theology • $110 for ILA members, $163 for non-members, free for Emory students, faculty, alumni and community partners; registration required

Candler School of Theology will host a one-day pre-conference workshop on Inclusive Leadership in Refugee Resettlement, in connection with the International Leadership Association’s Annual Conference, which will be held in Atlanta November 2-5. The workshop will begin with a panel of refugee leaders at the Clarkston Community Center, with lunch and the afternoon session at Candler, in an interactive, case-study style workshop looking at structural and practical challenges to inclusive leadership in refugee communities and refugee resettlement. Register here: http://www.ila-net.org/Conferences/2016/pre-full-refugee-resettlement.html. Note: Emory students, faculty, alumni and community partners can register for the event directly with Candler at no cost. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ILRRWorkshop. The Clarkston Community Center is located at 3701 College Avenue, Clarkston, GA 30021. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture, Faith & Politics in the 21st Century: “Diversity, Demographics and the Age of Donald Trump”
Nov. 9 • 11:00 a.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer Cynthia Tucker Haynes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a frequent TV news commentator, and former editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to November 9. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Office Hours Webinar: “Theological Education Between the Times”
Nov. 9 • 12:00 p.m.
Online • Free; registration required

Office Hours is a free webinar series featuring Candler faculty addressing practical, relevant issues in ministry. During the one-hour program, participants view a live presentation, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with the presenting faculty member. In November, Ted A. Smith, associate professor of preaching and ethics, will present. Registration is required; once registered, participants will receive an email with information about how to join the webinar. Register here: http://bit.ly/2bLJ8wo. For more information, contact candleralum@emory.edu.