“Women Doing Theology” – Alexa Short, Emily Hodges, Alyssa Weaver, and Andrea de Avila

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Alexa Short, Emily Hodges, Alyssa Weaver, and Andrea de Avila, hosted by Nancy Heisey and Carmen Schrock-Hurst, share reflections from their recent involvement in the Women Doing Theology conference.

One goal of conference organizers was to reflect on God, academically, relationally, prayerfully, actively and also contemplatively, from the multitude of contexts from which participants came. The theme, All You Need Is Love, both playfully acknowledges the way love is brought to the forefront by Valentine’s Day, and wrestles with the complexity of love as an element of Christian faith. February was also Black History Month, and one of the primary commitments of the conference was to work at undoing racism and advancing intercultural transformation.