Dr. Jerry Holsopple, professor of visual and communication arts, shares on his 2015 sabbatical entitled: “Laments for an Age of Sexualized Power: Discoveries in the Process of Art Making.”
Spiritual Renewal Week Chapel: A service including Biblical monologues, song, painting creation & the Alpha Omega Dancers.
Take Back The Night Chapel – “Stumbling In The Darkness”
Members of Eastern Mennonite Seminary Community Council
Dr. Katherine Bassard addresses how to live out our ministry of reconciliation in a world that is increasingly polarized, divided and broken. This chapel is part of our ongoing Dialogue on Race and Diversity coordinated by the Black Student Union (BSU) and Multicultural and International Student Services (MISS).
Dr. Bassard is a recognized expert in African American Literature. She examines poetry, novels, speeches, sermons, and prayers by African American women from Maria W. Stewart to Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, discussing how such texts respond as a collective “literary witness” to the use of the Bible for purposes of social domination. Her recent publications include Spiritual Interrogations: Culture, Gender, and Community in Early African American Women’s Writing and Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible. Dr. Bassard has received numerous awards and grants for her teaching and research efforts, including recognition by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Honor’s College, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, as well as from the Pew and Ford foundations. Holding degrees in English from Wake Forest University, VCU (MA), and Rutgers University (Ph.D.), Dr. Bassard has taught at the University of California Berkeley and since 1999 VCU, where she now serves as senior vice provost for faculty affairs.
The Sexuality Series continues with a Service of Lament for Sexual Abuse in Religious Contexts led by Jerry Holsopple, Professor of Visual and Communication Arts.
Thomas P. Doyle, OP, JCD, CADC
Gather with Father Tom Doyle for a presentation on The Spiritual Impact of Sexual Abuse in Religious Contexts.
Father Doyle is a world-renowned Catholic leader, priest, canon lawyer, addictions therapist and long-time supporter of justice and compassion for clergy sex abuse victims.
Sexual violence creates a brokenness for the individual and the system or community. How can we understand, support and move towards healing without contributing to the brokenness?
This University Chapel is sponsored by the EMU Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention.