Denison Alumna and Episcopal Priest Will Discuss 'Politics Of Justice'
Posted: October 3, 2006
Denison Alumna Kelly Brown Douglas '79 returns to campus to discuss "The Black Church and the Politics of Justice" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 10) in the Burton Morgan lecture hall. Sponsored by the Goodspeed Lecture Fund, her talk is free and open to the public.
A native of Dayton, Douglas was ordained at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in 1985, the first black woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest in the Southern Ohio Diocese, and one of only five in the nation at that period in time.
After graduating from Denison as a Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in psychology at Denison, she completed a master of divinity and doctoral degree in systematic theology from Union Theological Seminary. She was the youngest member of Howard University's divinity school faculty when she was profiled in a 1990 feature article in Denison's alumni magazine. Douglas lectured at Denison in 2000 as the inaugural speaker in the Provost Lecture Series and in 1995 as part of the Goodspeed Lecture Series.
Currently, Douglas is the chair and professor of religion at Goucher College in Maryland. She is the author of: "Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective," "The Black Christ," "What's Faith Got to Do With It? Black Bodies/Christian Souls," and "We've Come This Far by Faith: A Womanist Theologian and Psychologist Examines Black Faith Tradition."
Douglas was a Denison Alumni Citation Award winner in 2000.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Discussion with Kelly Brown Douglas '79, 4:30 p.m., Tuesday (Oct. 10), Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6241 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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