Racial realities, moral injury, and interfaith engagement are just a few of the topics being addressed by distinguished ministers and scholars at Candler this fall. Check out the full list of public events here, and join us in exploring how theology intersects with current issues in our world.

Featured Events this Semester:

Lecture: “Racial Realities and the Beloved Community”
Oct. 11 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry is 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. A panel discussion featuring Candler’s Associate Professor of Christian Ethics Ellen Ott Marshall, Bishop of Atlanta the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, and Associate Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church the Rev. Kimberly Jackson will follow the lecture. Register at http://tinyurl.com/Presiding-Bishop-Curry. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture: “The Moral Injuries of a Country: War’s Legacies and the Agonies of Now”
Oct. 13 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer the Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock is the author of Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War (Beacon, 2013) and senior vice president for moral injury programs at Volunteers for America. Register at http://engage.emory.edu/moralinjury. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

All Events:

Exhibit: “From Wittenberg to Atlanta: The Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection at 30 Years”
August 7–November 27, 2017
Pitts Theology Library Exhibit Gallery • Free

Pitts Theology Library’s current exhibit highlights the library’s renowned Kessler Reformation Collection, recognizing the collection’s 30th anniversary as well as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The exhibit runs during regular library hours, and features the most significant pieces of the collection, which contains over 1,000 publications by Luther himself—more than any other library in the U.S. Guided tours will be held on Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, and Nov. 17 at 1:00 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.

Film Screening: Babette’s Feast
Sept. 21 • 7:00–9:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252
• Free

Join the Aquinas Center of Theology for a screening of the film Babette’s Feast. Learn more 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: “Breaking the Stained-Glass Ceiling: Exploring the Role of Women Deacons in the Catholic Church”
Sept. 27 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church • Free; registration required

This interactive dialogue will explore the historical evidence of women deacons in the early church, as well as current discussions for and against such a large change in the Catholic faith. Learn more by visiting http://bit.ly/2eMgfyO. Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church is located at 1350 Hearst Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. 

Service of Word and Table: Veterans Recognition
Oct. 12 • 11:05 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary

Guest preacher Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben is Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Navy. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Symposium: “Creating Communities of Moral Repair and Moral Courage”
Oct. 14 • 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology • Free; registration required

The symposium will include a panel discussion and workshops. Register at http://engage.emory.edu/moralinjury. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Howard Thurman Lecture: “The Crucible of Mass Incarceration and the Righteous Scandal and Politics of Jesus”
Oct. 18
• 11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; lunch included; registration required

James Logan, professor of religion and professor and director of African and African American studies at Earlham College, will be the guest lecturer at this annual event of Candler’s Black Church Studies program. Register by October 11 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: “Did the Reformation Fail?”
Oct. 26
• 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pitts Theology Library • Optional lunch $10; registration required

The 30th annual Reformation Day at Emory will explore the question, “did the Reformation fail?” Presenters include the Rev. Katherine Museus, associate pastor at St. Andrew Lutheran Church; the Rev. Julian Gordy, bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); the Rev. Dr. Larry M. Goodpaster, bishop-in-residence at Candler; and the Most Reverend Wilton Gregory, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. The event includes a luncheon musical program featuring the Candler Singers, and an evening Kessler Reformation Concert featuring the Emory University Chorus and Orchestra. For the full schedule and to register, visit www.engage.emory.edu/ref2017 or call 404.727.6352. Pitts Theology Library is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Admissions Fall Visit Day
Oct. 28 • 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology • Free; registration required

Prospective students are invited to an open house to explore Candler’s unique benefits and abundant opportunities and to learn more about the school’s distinctive curriculum, renowned faculty, and financial aid opportunities. Register at http://bit.ly/fallvisitday17. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

The Inaugural Manfred Hoffmann Memorial Lecture
Oct. 29 • 5:30—8:00 p.m.
Peachtree Road UMC, Grace Hall • $20/person, $150/table of eight; dinner included; registration required

Professor of Church History Jonathan Strom will give the inaugural Manfred Hoffmann Memorial Lecture, named for Candler’s professor of church history emeritus and longtime theologian-in-residence at Peachtree Road UMC. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to October 29. Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is located at 3180 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30305.

Lecture: “Between Fear and Hope: The Future of Interfaith Engagement”
Nov. 1 • 11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; lunch included; registration required

Students, young professionals, clergy, and members of the Atlanta community are invited to a lunchtime lecture with Imam Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University. Register by noon on October 25 by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to November 1. This event is co-sponsored by Candler and the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Workshop: “Dismantling Bias and Hate: Steps for Building Meaningful Multifaith Relations”
Nov. 1 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 102 • Free; dinner included; registration required

Students, young professionals, clergy, and members of the Atlanta community are invited to a dinner workshop with Imam Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University. Register by noon on October 25 by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to November 1. This event is co-sponsored by Candler and the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Annual Women’s Forum: An Evening with Lauren Winner: “Cardigan Sweaters, Magnolia Trees, and Brioche: Overlooked Biblical Metaphors for God” 
Nov. 2 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free; registration required

Guest lecturer the Rev. Dr. Lauren Winner is author of 19 books, an Episcopal priest, and assistant professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School. Register by visiting www.candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to November 2. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University, at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Service of Thanksgiving
Nov. 21 • 11:05 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary

The Voices of Hope choir from Lee Arrendale State Prison will lead worship. Candler alumna the Rev. Susan F. Bishop, Arrendale chaplain and choir director, will direct. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.