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Black History Month: 2021

Works by The Rev. Yolanda Norton

Coming Soon!

Our Legacy of Hope

A February tradition at Seminary of the Southwest, this year’s Black History Month events focus on the theme “Our Legacy of Hope.” Join us as we honor the legacy of African Americans in the U.S. and confront the future of race in the country and the church.

Southwest announces 2021-22 Crump Visiting Professor and Black Religious Scholars Group Scholar-in-Residence

Payne Lecture featuring Ruby Sales

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. CST | Virtual

Co-Presented by St. James’ Episcopal Church

The Board of Trustees of Seminary of the Southwest is proud to announce that the 2021 Payne Lecture will feature Ruby Sales.

Hosted by Seminary of the Southwest’s Board of Trustees, this annual event honors the Rt. Rev. Claude E. Payne, former chair of the seminary’s board and bishop of the Diocese of Texas, retired.

This year’s Payne Lecture is co-presented by St. James’ Episcopal Church, and is included as part of Southwest’s Black History Month.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

‘Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos’  – Ruby Sales

(Title is taken from Martin Luther King’s book, Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos.)

“This question requires us to interrogate, from all of our multiple identities, the meanings of community without erasing our particularities or our universality. As spiritual guides, what is our understanding of chaos and what is our understanding of community? Within this context, how do we read Moses’ ascension to the mountaintop and being the beneficiary and carrier of what we call the Ten Commandments or the law. Finally, how do Christians build a social gospel for the 21st century that speaks to the question of community or chaos in a capitalist White male elitist technocracy where very few lives matter and Black, Brown and indigenous lives matter least of all.”

For more information and to register, please see the full press release. 

 

Black History Month Celebration of the Holy Eucharist

Black History Month Celebration of the Holy Eucharist

Thursday, February 25

Guest preacher: The Rev. Yolanda Norton

The Crump Visiting Professor and Black Religious Scholars Group Scholar-in-Residence

5:30 p.m.  |  Virtual

 

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