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  • RESCHEDULED! Annual Castaneda Lecture Moved to May 1st

    Join us via Live Stream at #CTSlive 
    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or concerns during streaming. Streaming of the lecture begins at 6:30 pm Central Time on Thursday, May 1, 2014. A Video Archive will be available approximately one week following the event and can be found on the CTS YouTube page.

    The Annual Castañeda Lecture, originally scheduled for March 27 has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2014. Dr. Laurel C. Schneider, Professor of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University, as the 2014 Castañeda Lecturer presenting, “Insiders Out”.

    Dr. Schneider returns to CTS to deliver the 2014 Castañeda Lecture. Dr. Schneider was formerly (1999 – 2013) Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Culture at CTS. She works at the intersections of postcolonial theory, queer theory, race theory, and feminist theory. She is interested in intersectional questions of identity, meaning and divinity as they pertain to contemporary political and social questions of justice and liberation. Dr. Schneider’s published works include Polydoxy: Theologies of Multiplicity and Relation (2010) and Beyond Monotheism: A Theology of Multiplicity (2007). Recent essays include “What Race is Your Sex?” (2012), “Promiscuous Incarnation” (2010), and “Homosexuality, Queer Theory and Christian Theology” (2009).

    The annual Castañeda event brings students, faculty, scholars, activists, faith communities and individuals to engage in religious and theological reflection toward greater justice for LGBTQ individuals and communities.

    The public is welcome to attend on May 1, 2014 for a 5:30 p.m. reception and the 6:30 p.m. Lecture. The event will be held at Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637. To RSVP or if you have questions, please contact Kim M. Johnson, Assistant to the President, by phone at 773.896.2462, or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Gilberto Castañeda Lecture

    This annual lecture and accompanying programs celebrates the life and memory of the adopted son of Dr. Theodore Jennings and Rev. Ronna Case. Each spring this lecture invites students, faculty, scholars, activists, faith communities, and individuals to engage in religious and theological reflection toward greater justice for LGBTQ individuals and communities. The lecture and events reflect the seminary’s commitment to transform communities and congregations from places of hostility and alienation to places of hospitality and empowerment.  

    Recent Lecturers
    2013: Noach Dzmura, “Chevra Kadisha (Burial Societies), Sex-Changed & Gender Non-Conforming Bodies”
    2012: Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng, “Triangles and Rainbows: Constructing a Queer of Color Theology”
    2011: Dr. Emilie M. Townes, “The Dancing Mind: Queer Black Bodies and Activism in Academy and Church”

    To learn more about the Castañeda Lecture and Legacy, please click here.

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