James LoganJames Logan, professor of religion and professor and director of African and African American Studies at Earlham College, will present the annual Howard Thurman Lecture on Wednesday, October 18, sponsored by Candler’s Black Church Studies program. The lecture, titled “The Crucible of Mass Incarceration and the Righteous Scandal and Politics of Jesus,” will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A boxed lunch will be provided for those who register by October 11. Register here.

In addition to his faculty position at Earlham, Logan serves as the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies. He has authored numerous articles and book reviews, and is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society for the Study of Black Religion, and the Society of Christian Ethics. Logan’s research interests include religious, philosophical and social ethics, religion and law, Black religion, and the relationships between religion, ethics and politics in public life.

The Howard Thurman Lecture is part of the Black Church Studies program’s yearlong theme, “The Black Church and the Politics of Health.” Learn more about Black Church Studies at Candler.