2019 Thulin Lecture - David P. Gushee

"From Wilberforce to Malala: Assessing the Religious and Ethical Journeys of Transformative Leaders"

Date

03/04/19

David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, will deliver the annual Marjorie Hall Thulin lecture on religion and contemporary culture on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Knight Auditorium in the Spurlock Museum, 606 S. Gregory Street, Urbana.  His lecture, “From Wilberforce to Malala: Assessing the Religious and Ethical Journeys of Transformative Leaders,” will look at the steps taken by some of the great moral leaders of modern history, such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mohandas Gandhi, William Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mother Teresa, and Malala Yousafzai, on the path to becoming leaders of transformative social change, developing a religio-moral vision and sustaining it despite intense criticism and conflict. Dr. Gushee will also discuss some of the moral causes he has taken up in his career, such as torture, LGBTQ inclusion, and environmental stewardship, and how these leaders have inspired and sustained him. Everyone is invited!

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