This spring, Candler’s Women, Theology, and Ministry program will present a three-part online speaker series centered on “Women in Academia, Church, and Public Life.” The lectures will take place on February 28, March 28, and April 25 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Learn more and register for these free events at the links below.

tumminio-hansen-danielle-rec-1.pngFebruary 28: “The Intersection of Academics and Public Life”
Speaker: Scholar and Episcopal priest Danielle Tumminio Hansen, assistant professor of practical theology and spiritual care at Candler School of Theology

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Tumminio Hansen’s research focuses on the intersection of theology and trauma, specifically in the areas of reproduction and sexual violations. She is the author of several books, including Conceiving Family: A Practical Theology of Surrogacy and Self(Baylor Press, 2019). Prior to joining the Candler faculty, she held positions at Seminary of the Southwest, Yale University, and Tufts University.

Ashley-EWB-3.jpgMarch 28: “Women and Public Theology”
Speaker: Candler alumna, Quaker minister, and author Ashley M. Wilcox 16T

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A preaching coach, speaker, and workshop leader, Wilcox is the author of The Women’s Lectionary: Preaching the Women of the Bible throughout the Year (Westminster John Knox, 2021). She is a graduate of Candler and Willamette University College of Law and has written for Working Preacher, Friends Journal, Fidelia, Quaker anthologies, and at www.ashleymwilcox.com

WilGafney-headshoot3-scaled.jpegApril 25: “Women, Academia, and the Church”
Speaker: Scholar, pastor, preacher, and activist Wil Gafney, The Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School

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Gafney is the author of A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church Year A and Year W (Church House Publishing, 2021) with Volumes B and C to come; Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne (Westminster John Knox, 2017), and co-editor of (Prophets and the Deuterocanonical Writings/Apocrypha) The Peoples’ Bible (Fortress Press, 2008) and The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible (Fortress, 2010), and commentary on Judges in the CEB Women’s Bible. A former U.S. Army Reserve chaplain, she served the Thompson Chapel AME Zion Church as pastor before joining the Episcopal Church.