Lutheranism and #BlackLivesMatter: Intersecting Faith and Democracy from a Womanist Lens

Theme: “Lutheranism and #BlackLivesMatter: Intersecting Faith and Democracy from a Womanist Lens” 

Thursday, October 29, 2020 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Presenter: Dr. Linda Thomas is Full Professor of Theology and Anthropology and has taught at LSTC since 2000. She studies, researches, writes, speaks, and teaches about the intersection and mutual influence of theology and culture from a womanist perspective.  

The event will be held via Zoom. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link the morning of Thursday, October 29.

Dr. Thomas has taught in the fields of theological anthropology, cultural studies, and ethics. She is particularly focused on the experience of African American women and is passionate about uncovering and exploring historical and contemporary experiences and ideologies that govern actions, policies, and norms surrounding race, class, and gender. She always incorporates multiple teaching and learning methods in the classroom; in addition to traditional sources, she regularly uses literature, music, and film to provide variety and relevance for her students.  

Dr. Thomas’s interdisciplinary focus of theology and anthropology unites critical sociological-anthropological observations with a concern for the church and its future ministers as the church relates to the wider society.   (from https://www.lstc.edu/academics/faculty/linda-thomas)  

  • 9:30 – 9:40 – Welcome and Opening Devotion  
  • 9:40 – 10:05 – Presentation/Lecture 1 – “Faith and Democracy” 
  • 10:05 – 10:25 – Q & A 
  • 10:25 – 10:35 – Break 
  • 10:35 – 11:00 – Reconvene, Presentation/Lecture 2 – “Black Embodiment Over Against White Supremacy” 
  • 11:00 –11:20 – Q & A 
  • 11:20 – 11:30 – Break 
  • 11:30 – 11:55 – Presentation/Lecture 3 – “Theological Education and the Future of the Church” 
  • 11:55 – 12:15 – Q & A 
  • 12:15 – 12:25 –Wrap up and Closing 
  • 12:25 – Sending everyone off in peace 

Cost: $16.00 

Deadline to register Tuesday, October 27, 11:59 p.m.