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Lecture Series Poster FINALI will be giving a lecture “Embracing the Other” at Duke April 12, 2016, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

It is a part of the Reconciliation Conversations Lecture Series

I am reposting the Lecture Announcement as found on the Duke website.

Reconciliation Conversations: Parts of the Whole

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Goodson Chapel, West Campus, Duke University
Abi Riak


In honor of its 10-year anniversary, the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host a public lecture titled “Embracing the Other” by the Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim, associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion in Indiana.

IMG_1990The Rev. Dr. Herbert Reynolds Davis, a Divinity School alumnus and pastor of the Nehemiah Christian Center Church of God in Christ in Durham, N.C., will respond to Kim’s lecture. Luke Bretherton, professor of theological ethics at the school and a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, will moderate the conversation.

A prolific author, Kim has published 10 books and written more than 70 book chapters, journal articles, and book reviews. Her most recent books are Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love and Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen. She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in Diaspora.

Cf24B7hWwAAPFUVKim was recently elected to the American Academy of Religion’s Board of Directors as an at-large director. With the academy, she serves on the Research Grants Jury Committee, co-chairs the Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching and Activism Group Steering Committee, and serves as a member of the Comparative Theology Group and the Religion and Migration Group steering committees.

For more information, contact Abi Riak, manager of operations and programs for the Center for Reconciliation.

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BN7A3104-MGrace Ji-Sun Kim is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is the author of  Embracing the OtherHere I Am; Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justiceco-edited with Jenny Daggers; Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style” co-written with Joseph Cheah;Reimagining with Christian Doctrinesco-edited with Jenny Daggers;Contemplations from the Heart;Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit;The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other; and The Grace of Sophia. She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in Diaspora”.