Incarceration, Christianity, and Black Bodies – Sept. 24

7 p.m. at Shelton Auditorium located at Butler South Campus, corner of 42nd and Haughey Avenue.

The theme of Butler University’s Religion Seminar Series 2019-20 is Religion and Incarceration. The first seminar, “Incarceration, Christianity, and Black Bodies,” examines why black Americans are disproportionately incarcerated in America and explores the historical, social, cultural, and religious roots of this injustice through the lens of black theology. Keynote speaker will be The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School, Professor of Theology at Union Theological Seminary, Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathdral, and author of Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Dr. Terri Jett, Associate Professor of Political Science at Butler, and Dr. James Logan, National Endowment for the Humanities Endowed Chair In Interdisciplinary Studies at Earlham College, will offer responses. Free and open to the public. Details.

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