James Cone in a Global Context

On October 7, 2023, join Episcopal Divinity School for James Cone in a Global Context, a day-long online seminar exploring the impact and implications of the Rev. Dr. James Cone’s theology in the UK and across the globe.

Centered around Cone’s groundbreaking book A Black Theology of Liberation, this seminar will include plenary conversations, discussion groups, and lectures on how his work has been studied, celebrated, and challenged in various contexts and cultures. Attendees are invited to read A Black Theology of Liberation in advance of the seminar as it will be a primary reference throughout the day.

Episcopal Divinity School’s Interim President the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas will facilitate the seminar. Featured guests include Dr. Anthony Reddie, Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, Dr. David Clough, Chair in Theology and Applied Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, Dr. Dulcie Dixon McKenzie, Director of the Centre for Black Theology at The Queen’s Foundation, Father Jarel Robinson-Brown, Assistant Curate at St Botolph-without-Aldgate and Holy Trinity Minories, Dr. Anderson Jeremiah, Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, and the Rt. Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Bishop of Dover and the Bishop in Canterbury.

About The Rev. Dr. James Cone

The Rev. Dr. James Cone (1938-2018) is widely considered the founder of Black Liberation Theology. A longtime faculty member at Union Theological Seminary, Cone served as the Bill & Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology until 2017. Cone is the author of several groundbreaking books including Black Theology & Black Power (1969); A Black Theology of Liberation (1970); and God of the Oppressed (1975).

About The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas is Interim President of the Episcopal Divinity School. Douglas is the author of many articles and five books, including Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, and Resurrection Hope: A Future Where Black Lives Matter, which won the 2023 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Her academic work has focused on womanist theology, sexuality and the Black church.

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