Candler is hosting a wide variety of events this winter and spring on topics including race and gender, immigration, religion and science, the history of Methodism, and public health. Check out the full list of public events below, and join us in exploring how theology intersects with current issues in our world.

Featured Events This Semester:

Symposium: “Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Future of Life”
February 17 • 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology • Free; lunch included; registration required

The Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP), a partnership between Candler School of Theology and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, will host its fourth annual symposium, including panel sessions on life of the mind-body-spirit, life here on earth, and life in the cosmos, and a round table discussion on “Science for Seminaries.” Lunch will be provided for those who register online by 5:00 p.m. on February 6. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture by bell hooks: “Ending Dominator Culture: Resisting Patriarchy”
April 5 • 5:30 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free; registration required

Author, feminist theorist, and social critic bell hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence and founder of the bell hooks Institute at Berea College in Kentucky. A reception will follow the lecture. Register here. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University, at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

The McDonald Lectures with David F. Ford
April 11: “Jesus in the 21st Century”
April 18: “Reconciliation in the 21st Century”
11:00 a.m.—12:45 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; lunch included; registration required

David F. Ford, the 2018 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, is Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Cambridge. Register for the April 11 lecture by April 3 to receive a free boxed lunch.  Register for the April 18 lecture by April 10 to receive a free boxed lunch. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322. 

All Events:

Exhibit:“Religion of the Heart: John Wesley and the Legacy of Methodism in America”
Ongoing through March 9, 2018
Pitts Theology Library Exhibit Gallery • Free • Guided tours available

Pitts Theology Library’s winter exhibit focuses on John Wesley’s founding of the Methodist tradition and its history in America. The exhibit is open during regular library hours, and includes materials connected to John and Charles Wesley’s childhood home, their time at Oxford University, their sojourns to the then-colony of Georgia, and their religious experiences of 1738, as well as major periods and topics of American Methodism that explore issues of church government, race, slavery, and gender. Guided tours will be held on January 26, February 9, February 23, and March 9 at 1:00 p.m. For more information or to sign up for a guided tour, call 404-727-0645 or visit http://pitts.emory.edu/exhibits/tours.cfm. Pitts Theology Library is located at Candler School of Theology on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Film Screening: "MILWAUKEE 53206"
February 6 • 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

This event is sponsored by Candler's Black Church Studies program, Baptist Studies program, and Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership, among others. View this documentary by Keith McQuirter on mass incarceration followed by a panel discussion. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Annual Emory Sacred Harp Sing
February 10 • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel • Free; registration required

The annual Emory Sacred Harp Sing features a cappella shape-note singing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., a potluck “Dinner on the Grounds” from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and more singing from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, with no prior experience necessary. Hymnals provided. Contact Rebekah Bedard at rebekah.bedard@emory.edu with questions or for more information. Register here. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University, at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

Symposium: “Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Future of Life”
February 17 • 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology • Free; lunch included; registration required

The Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP), a partnership between Candler School of Theology and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, will host its fourth annual symposium, including panel sessions on life of the mind-body-spirit, life here on earth, and life in the cosmos, and a round table discussion on “Science for Seminaries.” Lunch will be provided for those who register online by 5:00 p.m. on February 6. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Eighth Annual Major Catholic Speaker Lecture: “Pope Francis, the Church, and the World”
February 19 • 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Claudia Nance Rollins Building, P-Level Auditorium • Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology will present guest lecturer Father Bryan Hehir, the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Register here. The Claudia Nance Rollins Building is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Pitts Theology Library Book Sale
February 20 • 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pitts Theology Library Lecture Hall • Free

Volumes in biblical studies, church history, theology, ministry arts, ethics, literature, and psychology will be available, with prices ranging from $1.00 to $10.00. Pitts Theology Library is located at Candler School of Theology on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Anna Julia Cooper Lecture: “Erotophobia and Hypermoralism: The Black Church, Jezebel, and the Disabling Politics of Splitting”
February 21 • 11:00 a.m.—12:45 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; lunch included; registration required

Candler’s Black Church Studies Program will present guest lecturer Tamura Lomax, co-founder of The Feminist Wire. Register here. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University, at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Panel: “The Legacy of John Wesley and the Church Today”
February 22 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Pitts Theology Library, Room 360 • Free; registration required

This panel discussion will consider Methodism founder John Wesley’s context and the importance of his work for contemporary Christians. Speakers will include Rex D. Matthews, Professor in the Practice of Historical Theology and Wesleyan Studies, and Brandon Wason, Pitts Theology Library Archivist and curator of the current exhibit, “Religion of the Heart: John Wesley and the Legacy of Methodism in America.” A reception and guided tour of the exhibit will follow the program. Register here. Pitts Theology Library is located at Candler School of Theology on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture: “Be Not Afraid: The Preferential Option for the Poor and Christian Faith”
February 27 • 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology will present guest lecturer Roberto Goizueta, who served for 20 years as Margaret O’Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology and director of the Undergraduate Program in Theology at Boston College. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture: “Reflections on Storytelling, Human Health, and Transformative Connections”
February 28 • 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Emory Anthropology Building, Room 303 • Free; registration required

Candler Scholar-in-Residence and author Marie Marquardt will speak about her new novel, Flight Season. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Register here. The Anthropology Building is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1557 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Second Annual Consistent Ethic of Life Lecture: “Integral Human Development: Pope Francis’ Comprehensive Vision of Peace”
March 7 • 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 102 • Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology will present guest lecturer Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Exhibit:“Expressions and Encounters: Experiencing the Histories of African Christianity through the Archives of Pitts Theology Library”
March 23-July 20, 2018
Pitts Theology Library Exhibit Gallery • Free

The exhibit will display periodicals, monographs, sacred texts, missionary correspondence, and church archives, inviting multiple trajectories of research on African Christianity. Information on guided tours will be available closer to the opening date. For more information, 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 by bell hooks: “Ending Dominator Culture: Resisting Patriarchy”
April 5 • 5:30 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary • Free; registration required

Author, feminist theorist, and social critic bell hooks is Distinguished Professor in Residence and founder of the bell hooks Institute at Berea College in Kentucky. A reception will follow the lecture. Register here. Cannon Chapel is located on the campus of Emory University, at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Symposium: “The Black Church and the Politics of Health”
April 6 • 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology • Free; registration required

This event is sponsored by Candler’s Black Church Studies program. Learn more by visiting http://candler.emory.edu/news/events/index.html and navigating to April 6. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Film Screening: "Dead Man Walking"
April 10 • 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free

View the Oscar-winning film “Dead Man Walking” as part of the Aquinas Center of Theology’s “Lights in the Darkness” movie series. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

The McDonald Lectures with David F. Ford
April 11: “Jesus in the 21st Century”
April 18: “Reconciliation in the 21st Century”
11:00 a.m.—12:45 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; lunch included; registration required

David F. Ford, the 2018 distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture, is Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Cambridge. Register for the April 11 lecture by April 3 to receive a free boxed lunch.  Register for the April 18 lecture by April 10 to receive a free boxed lunch. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Lecture: “Radical Spirit”
April 29 • 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 • Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology will present Joan Chittister, an award-winning author and Benedictine nun. Register here. Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.