On Saturday, September 15 at 3 pm at the Diocesan Ministry Center, the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and author of “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God,” will give a public address and answer questions from the audience. A reception will follow.
Dean Douglas is a preeminent religious thinker and scholar and a leading voice in the development of womanist theology. Prior to becoming dean and president of EDS at Union, she was Susan D. Morgan Professor of Religion at Goucher College; she is now professor emeritus at Goucher and canon theologian at Washington National Cathedral. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Denison University and earned an M.Div. and doctoral degree in systematic theology from Union Theological Seminary. Dean Douglas was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1985, and was the first black woman ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. She is the recipient of many awards for preaching, teaching and scholarship. Dean Douglas’s presentation to the Diocese of Western New York, which marks the rebirth of the Diocesan Commission to Dismantle Racism and Discrimination, is free and open to the public. During her visit to the diocese, Dean Douglas will also meet with the commission’s members and preach at Trinity Episcopal Church, Buffalo, at 10:30 am on Sunday, September 16.