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The Academic Deans of the Washington Theological Consortium Schools invite all faculty members and program directors of WTC schools and institutions to join us for this Virtual Faculties’ Convocation during this time of racial reckoning for our schools and faith communities. The Webinar will be from 7:00-8:45 on Monday, October 5, and the theme will be:
“Toward Anti-Racist Theology and Practice: Transforming our Teaching” with Dr. Eric Williams
Eric Lewis Williams, Ph.D.
Dr. Williams is the Curator of Religion for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Dr. Williams has taught history, religion and African-American studies at several institutions across the country. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, an MDiv from Duke University, an MA from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Williams has taught theology, history and African American Studies at Western Theological Seminary; Ashland Theological Seminary (Detroit); Iowa State University; Shaw University; Boston College; and Harvard University. His current research examines the meanings of religion within Africana histories and cultures and the role and influences of African religions in the Atlantic world. Williams is a co-editor of the T&T Clark Handbook of African American Theology and is currently completing a manuscript which explores theological significations in African American Pentecostal thought.
Williams’ research and studies have taken him around the world, from South America to Africa, and from the Caribbean to Europe. He considers himself a transatlantic commuter, a collector of words and an emergent jazz-man in the world of ideas. He is an ordained minister of the Church of God in Christ. Being deeply committed to both the life of the mind and the life of the Spirit, Williams desires to utilize his faith and learning to serve the church, the academy, and the broader society.
The evening will include Q & A from responders and audience, and a meeting of Faculty Interest Groups to discuss events for the academic year which can follow up on this theme.
Participants must pre-register for the event below and a webinar link will be sent to them via separate email at a later date.