Featured Events This Semester:

“Bearing Witness: Faith, Remembrance, and the Journey Toward Racial Justice”
September 21 · 7:00 p.m.
Decatur First United Methodist Church · Free; registration required

Candler School of Theology presents author and speaker Austin Channing Brown and veteran newspaper editor and award-winning author and podcast host Hank Klibanoff addressing the the history and ongoing legacy of racial injustice. The event, which is co-sponsored by area churches, aims to engage communities of faith in honest reflection about the impacts of past and current systemic racism. Free childcare will be provided. Register here. Decatur First United Methodist Church is located at 300 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.

“TheoEd Talks”
September 22 · 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Ivan Allen III Pavilion of The Carter Center · $20 general admission/$10 students

Candler’s program in public theological education is partnering with First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta to present TheoEd Talks, an ecumenical speaker series where leaders in the church and the academy share “the talk of their lives” in 20 minutes or less, aimed at sparking conversations that affect the way people think about God, religion and the power of faith to change lives. The event will feature speaker and author Austin Channing Brown; Presbyterian minister, speaker, and storyteller Mihee Kim-Kort; award-winning author and Candler alum Jonathan Merritt 10T; and Candler’s Professor of Preaching and Ethics Ted A. Smith. Purchase tickets here. The Carter Center is located at 453 John Lewis Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307.

All Events:

Exhibition: “A Book More Precious than Gold: Reading the Printed Book Alongside Its Previous Owners and Readers”
Ongoing through November 30
Pitts Theology Library Exhibit Gallery · Free · Guided tours available

Pitts Theology Library’s fall exhibition presents examples of books and the marks left by their readers, each adding a new layer of meaning to an individual volume. While the printing and publication of a book finalizes its content, it also marks the beginning of an ongoing conversation with its readers in which we are invited to participate. The exhibition is open during regular library hours; guided tours will be held on September 27, October 18, and November 8 at 1:00 p.m. For more information or to sign up for a guided tour, call 404-727-0645 or visit https://exhibitions.pitts.emory.edu.

Dean’s Lecture: “Institutionalization and Inspiration: Two Aspects of Early Christian Faith”
September 18 · 11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 · Free; registration required

Guest speaker Teresa Morgan is professor of Graeco-Roman history at Oxford University and McDonald Visiting Distinguished Scholar at Candler.  Register here.

Lecture: “Bearing Witness: Faith, Remembrance, and the Journey Toward Racial Justice”
September 21 · 7:00 p.m.
Decatur First United Methodist Church · Free; registration required

Candler School of Theology presents author and speaker Austin Channing Brown and veteran newspaper editor and award-winning author and podcast host Hank Klibanoff addressing the the history and ongoing legacy of racial injustice. The event, which is co-sponsored by area churches, aims to engage communities of faith in honest reflection about the impacts of past and current systemic racism. Free childcare will be provided. Register here. Decatur First United Methodist Church is located at 300 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.

Lecture: “TheoEd Talks”
September 22 · 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Ivan Allen III Pavilion of The Carter Center · $20 general admission/$10 for students

Candler’s program in public theological education is partnering with First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta to present TheoEd Talks, an ecumenical speaker series where leaders in the church and the academy share “the talk of their lives” in 20 minutes or less, aimed at sparking conversation that affect the way people think about God, religion and the power of faith to change lives. The event will feature speaker and author Austin Channing Brown; Presbyterian minister, speaker, and storyteller Mihee Kim-Kort; award-winning author and Candler alum Jonathan Merritt 10T; and Candler’s Professor of Preaching and Ethics Ted A. Smith. Purchase tickets here. The Carter Center is located at 453 John Lewis Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Worship Service: The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis
October 3 · 11:05 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel Sanctuary · Free

Candler welcomes guest preacher The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis and the first African American woman elected as a diocesan bishop in The Episcopal Church.

Lecture: “What’s Next: Co-Responsibility in Church Management: A New Culture of Leadership”
October 15 · 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 · Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology presents guest speaker Kerry Alys Robinson, the Global Ambassador of Leadership Roundtable and a member of the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities and Foundations. Register by visiting http://www.aquinas.emory.edu/news-and-events/index.html and navigating to October 15.

Black Seminarians Day
Oct. 16–17 • 6:30–9:00 p.m.; 9:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology • Free; registration required

Join in Candler's second annual Black Seminarians Day, a two-day community-wide celebration of black excellence for prospective and current students, alumni, community leaders, clergy and campus ministers. This year's theme, "Declare Aloud," pays homage to the ways in which faith in black communities contributes to both resistance in the face of injustice and flourishing toward newness of life. Starting on Wed., Oct. 16 with a creative and performing artists’ evening event, Black Seminarians Day continues through Thu., Oct. 17 with community worship featuring the Rev. Conitras Houston, Candler alumna and pastor of Trinity AME Church in Atlanta, an alumni mixer, and campus activities for prospective students. 

Admissions Fall Visit Day
Oct. 22 • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology • Free; registration required

Prospective students are invited to an open house to explore the beauty of Emory’s campus, experience community worship, enjoy lunch with current students, attend a class, have questions answered by the Admissions and Financial Aid team, and close the day with refreshments around the fireplace. Register by visiting http://b.link/candlerFVD.

Reformation Day at Emory: “The Story of Our Books: Producing, Collecting, and Owning Books of the 16th Century”
October 29 · 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pitts Theology Library · Lectures free, optional lunch $15 · Registration required

The 32nd annual Reformation Day at Emory will explore the theme "The Story of Our Books: Producing, Collecting, and Owning Books of the 16th Century." Presenters include the Rev. Kevin L. Strickland, bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Nick Wilding, professor of history at Georgia State University; Caroline Duroselle-Melish, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints at the Folger Shakespeare Library; and Ulrich Bubenheimer, retired professor from the Universities of Reutlingen and Heidelberg. The event will include a luncheon musical program featuring the Candler Singers. For the full schedule and to register, visit http://bit.ly/refday2019 or call 404.727.6352.

Annual Women’s Forum: “The Discipline of Inspiration: An Afternoon Tea Exploring the Intersection of Inspiration and Spiritual Disciplines”
November 6 · 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 102 · Free; registration required

Candler’s Women, Theology, and Ministry program presents Brooklyn-based writer Carey Wallace, author of The Blind Contessa's New Machine and The Ghost in the Glass House. Carey will lead the group in exploring ways of developing our imaginations as a tool for a healthy spiritual life. Register here.

Howard Thurman Lecture: Father Bryan Massingale
“The Catholic Church and the Struggle against White Nationalism: Missing in Action?”
November 7 · 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 · Free; registration required

Candler’s programs in Black Church Studies and Catholic Studies present Fr. Bryan Massingale, the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University, for the annual Howard Thurman Lecture. He will address the relevance and adequacy of Catholic witness in the face of white nationalist ideology and practice. Register here.

Festival: Sustainability Festival
November 11 · 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology Atrium · Free

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology presents a Sustainability Festival with tables of information, games, giveaways, and food focused on Sustainability and Public Health as part of their “Caring for our Common Home” week.

Lecture: “The Journey of a Catholic Environmentalist from Activist to Laudato Si”
November 12 · 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Candler School of Theology, Room 252 · Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology presents Susan M. Varlamoff, the former director of the Office of Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. This annual lecture in partnership with the Emory University Catholic Student Union is designed to explore the dignity of all human life, covering a broad spectrum of concerns and challenges for the Church. Register by visiting http://www.aquinas.emory.edu/news-and-events/index.html and navigating to November 12.

Panel: “Salvadoran Martyrs”
November 14 · 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Pitts Theology Lecture Hall · Free; registration required

Candler’s Aquinas Center of Theology presents a panel discussion to examine the social movement that emerged in the wake of the UCA massacre in San Salvador and the impact of the Salvadoran Martyrs today. The panel will include Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture and Director of Catholic Studies Antonio Alonso, Postdoctoral Fellow Kyle Lambelet, Scholar-in-Residence Marie Marquardt, and Fordham University’s Assistant Professor of Theology Leo Guardado. Register by visiting http://www.aquinas.emory.edu/news-and-events/index.html and navigating to November 14.

Service of Thanksgiving: Voices of Hope
November 26 · 11:05 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Cannon Chapel · Free

The Voices of Hope choir from Lee Arrendale State Prison will lead worship. Candler alumna the Rev. Susan F. Bishop, Arrendale chaplain, will direct.