Brite Divinity School continues its mission of transforming scholarship, justice, and practice through dynamic and engaging experiences in face-to-face classrooms. Sojourners recently published an article with the headline “Seminaries Across the Country Now Offering Black Lives Matter Courses.” Though racial justice is a theme that runs throughout all courses at Brite, the divinity school is excited to offer two new courses in Spring 2017 that echo the clarion call that Black Lives Matter.
The Bible in the Public Square: Interpreting the Bible in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Dr. Wil Gafney, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
This course will examine the core claims and commitments of the Black Lives Matter movement in light of the biblical text with an eye to preaching and teaching the scriptures in response to the extra-judicial killings of black women and men, and subsequent community responses.
Brite Faculty Response to #BeingMinorityatTCU
Community Reading of Dear White Christians
At the Lament/Response gathering held last month, Dr. Day suggested that the entire Brite community read Dear White Christians, by Jennifer Harvey and engage in conversation about the book. Dean Marshall is hosting multiple discussion groups the week of October 17th to reflect on the community reading. The purpose of these discussions is to come together not only to think about the book, but address its implications for our wholeness as a community. Please check your Brite Weekly Communication email for times and locations. If anyone needs a copy of the book, the Admissions/Dean of Common Life office has copies available to borrow.