If you are in the valley, there are always shadows being cast upon you from one direction or another. And, if you are in the valley, it seems that you are always looking up at the success of others.
New Book Release – Bitter the Chastening Rod
Bitter the Chastening Rod follows in the footsteps of the first collection of African American biblical interpretation, Stony the Road We Trod (1991). Nineteen Africana biblical scholars contribute cutting-edge essays reading Jesus, criminalization, the enslaved, and whitened interpretations of the enslaved.
“Are You Still a Slave? Liberating the Black Female Body” – bell hooks
We recently had a conversation with various dialogue partners about citational politics. We noted that many of us were not only trained to privilege the knowledge production of "acceptable" White men, we were also consistently told that other academics were "not rigorous" enough without any evidence of this claim.
Real Talk: We’re Taking Our Power Back
In our upcoming seminar, March 14th, 6-7:30 pm BST, we will explore concrete ways to combat these challenges within the Religious Academy and Religious Leadership. Join us as we prepare to take back our power.
Mitzi J. Smith, PhD., to Present March 23 Anna Julia Cooper Lecture
Candler’s Black Church Studies Program will welcome Mitzi J. Smith, J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, as distinguished guest speaker for the 2023 Anna Julia Cooper Lecture on March 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
White Evangelical Racism and Dr. Anthea Butler
https://youtu.be/QiPCArBPchI We have been highlighting the issues of White Christian nationalism and the impact this has upon structural racism in the US. How does Whiteness, as a social power structure, impact the Christian Church today? What is the impact upon vulnerable non-White communities? What is God's will as we evaluate these issues? During the month … Continue reading White Evangelical Racism and Dr. Anthea Butler
Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Episode 16
Episode 16: Interview with Dr. Mmapula D. Kebaneilwe, Womanist HB/OT Scholar, Univ of Botswana In this episode 16 podcast host Dr. Mitzi J. Smith conducts a fascinating interview with Dr. Mmapula D. Kebaneilwe, Hebrew Bible/OT Womanist Scholar, University of Botswana, Humboldt Research Scholar based in University of Bamberg, Germany, and Project Partner with Prof. Johanna … Continue reading Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Episode 16
Misgynoir to Mishpat (M2M) – March 2023 Newsletter
March 14th – Unbow Your Heads, Sistahs (mentorship call for papers) This brief newsletter functions to introduce our output this month at the Misogynoir to Mishpat Research Network (M2M). First, we are delighted to announce that our Research Day is now rescheduled for Tuesday, March 14th, 6-7:30 pm, British Standard Time! We will post the link by … Continue reading Misgynoir to Mishpat (M2M) – March 2023 Newsletter
A Womanist Podcast for Womanish Women
There's a new womanist podcast coming to a podcast player near you! Prof. Vanessa Lovelace, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary, will soon be providing a new womanist podcast. The podcast, entitled, "A Womanist Podcast for Womanish Women and Their Friends Engaged in Conversations About the Bible," is … Continue reading A Womanist Podcast for Womanish Women
Weathering Black Women in 2023
"Why are so many Black women academics losing their back teeth?" asked a Twitter writer. That is a startling thought! Yet, if you are one of those accomplished women, this knowledge might actually be comforting. Somehow, you might feel you are a failure because something you used to take for granted, your smile, is no … Continue reading Weathering Black Women in 2023