Sacramental Vision and Rejuvenating Word: Embodying Lumen et Vita presents its

Lumen et Vita presents its
Third Annual Graduate Theology Conference
Sacramental Vision and Rejuvenating Word: Embodying
Theological Conversations with a Troubled World
Saturday, January 30, 2016
9:30am – 5:30pm
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
9 Lake Street, Boston MA 02135
Keynote Speaker: Kelly Brown Douglas, Professor of Religion, Goucher College
Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas holds the Susan D. Morgan Professorship of Religion at Goucher College in Baltimore. She is widely published in national and international journals and other publications. As a leading voice in the development of a womanist theology, ​
magazine counts Douglas “among this country’s most distinguished religious thinkers, teachers, ministers, and counselors.” Her groundbreaking and widely used book ​
Sexuality and the Black Church​
: ​
A Womanist Perspective ​
(1999) was the first to address the issue of homophobia within the black church community. ​
Her latest book, ​
Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God ​
(2015) examines the challenges of a “Stand Your Ground” culture for the Black Church and all black bodies. ​
Ordained at Ohio’s St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in 1985, she received the Anna Julia Cooper Award by the Union of Black Episcopalians (July 2012) for “her literary boldness and leadership in the development of a womanist theology and discussing the complexities of Christian faith in African­American contexts.” Rev. Douglas was an Associate Priest at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. for over 20 years, and currently serves at the Washington National Cathedral. The conference will include the keynote address and a graduate student response, two breakout sessions of graduate student papers, lunch, and a concluding panel discussion. Lunch will be provided for those who register by the deadline on ​
January 15, 2016​
. Please register by visiting:
c3cQ/ The call for papers, which remains open until December 4, 2015, may be found by visiting: