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Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture, Workshop is Sept. 14-15-UPDATE

by Chris Wooton | Sep 07, 2014
Rita BrockThe Women’s Center at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will welcome Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, co-director of Brite Divinity School’s Soul Repair Center, to campus on Sunday, September 14, and Monday, September 15, as part of the center’s annual Katie Geneva Cannon Lectureship.

Brock, also a research professor of theology and culture at Brite, will present “Imperial Conquest, Atonement Theology, and a Soteriology for Justice and Peace” at 7:30 p.m. on September 14 at Louisville Seminary’s CALDWELL CHAPEL (UPDATED VENUE). A reception will follow, where Brock will sign copies of Soul Repair: Recovery from Moral Injury After War (Beacon, 2012), a book co-written by Dr. Gabriella Lettini which explores the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families and their communities.

On September 15 at 10 a.m., Brock will facilitate a workshop, “Biblical Resources for a New Theology” at Louisville Seminary’s Laws Lodge. A prayer service and roundtable lunch with Brock will follow.

The lecture, luncheon and prayer service are free, but a donation is suggested. The cost for the Monday workshop is $35. Seating is limited and registration is required to attend. Registration and more information is available at www.lpts.edu. Louisville Seminary is located at 1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, Ky., 40205. For questions, contact Mary Sue Barnett at mbarnett@lpts.edu or (502) 894-2285.

About the Katie Geneva Cannon Lectureship
The Katie Geneva Cannon Lectureship is named in honor of the first African American woman to be ordained in the Presbyterian denomination and a “mother” of womanist theology. The program presents a woman scholar who belongs to a racial ethnic minority in the United States and who raises a critical voice against the dominant oppressive structures and ideologies of the era.

About Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock
Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock has lectured all over the world and has become an internationally recognized expert on the emerging study of moral injury and recovery. She is a commissioned minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has served in a number of prominent leadership positions, including being the first chair of the Common Global Ministries Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. Her book, co-authored with Rebecca Ann Parker, Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire (Beacon, 2008), was a finalist for an American Academy of Religion Award in reflective, constructive theological studies, and Publisher’s Weekly selected it as a best book in religion in 2008. In December 2008, she and Dr. Gabriella Lettini began work on the Truth Commission on Conscience in War, which, in November 2010, recommended extensive public education on moral injury. In response, she and Lettini co-authored Soul Repair: Recovery from Moral Injury After War (Beacon, 2012).
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