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2012 C. Shelby Rooks Lecture

The Center for the Study of Black Faith and Life at the Chicago Theological Seminary presented the Sixth Annual C. Shelby Rooks Lectureship on Thursday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. Distinguished religious scholar, The Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, delivered the lecture titled “Revolutionaries in Zion: The Gumption to Challenge Dominated Forms of Knowledge Acquisition and Religious Power." 

Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon. Rev. Dr. Cannon became the first African American woman ordained in the United Presbyterian Church (USA). Professor Cannon focuses her work in the areas of religion and society. She has lectured nationally on theological and ethical topics and is the author and editor of numerous articles and seven books including, Katie's Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community and Black Womanist Ethics.

The Center for the Study of Black Faith and Life empowers, equips, and encourages African American students to translate and integrate Black history and culture into a theological educational process that is committed to the liberation of Black people. Chicago Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Church of Christ, serves Christ and the churches and the wider faith community by preparing women and men in the understandings and skills needed for religious leadership and ministry to individuals, churches, and society. For more information call 773.896.2462.