Category: Religion

Grawemeyer Award winners to present their ideas April 9-11

The winners of the 2019 Grawemeyer Awards will soon head to Louisville to present their award-winning ideas. All presentations are free and open to the public. Here’s the schedule: April 9, 1 p.m. Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph Ideas Improving World Order Award recipients, Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium April 9, […]

James H. Cone, winner of religion award, dies at 79

James H. Cone, winner of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion, died on April 28. He was 79. Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary President Michael Jinkins sent out the following message to the seminary community: Dear friends, I am deeply saddened to relay the news from President Serene Jones of Union Seminary, New York, that Dr. James […]

JoAnne Marie Terrell gives presentation at Louisville Seminary

On April 10, JoAnne Marie Terrell, Associate Professor of Theology, Ethics and the Arts at Chicago Theological Seminary, presented the 2018 Grawemeyer Religion Award lecture on behalf of Dr. James H. Cone, who was unable to come to Louisville. Terrell is an expert in black theology, a former doctoral student of Dr. Cone and author […]

Winners give presentations in Louisville

Winners of the 2018 Grawemeyer Awards were in Louisville April 10-12 to give free, public presentations about their award-winning ideas. Here’s a recap of what they said and what we learned. See story.

2018 winner presentations will be in April

The 2018 winners of the Grawemeyer Award will be in Louisville in April to give free, public presentations about their award-winning ideas. Here’s the schedule: April 10 – Scott Straus, Ideas Improving World Order, Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library, 1 p.m. April 10 – Sara Goldrick-Rab, Education, Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library, 5 p.m. April […]

James Cone wins 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

In The Cross and the Lynching Tree (Orbis Books, 2011), renowned theologian James H. Cone passionately conjoins the provocative images of the first-century cross and the twentieth-century lynching tree. His work and ideas have earned him the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Read More…

2018 Grawemeyer Award winners to be announced

The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2018 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards beginning Nov. 27. UofL presents the annual prizes for innovative ideas and outstanding works in music composition, world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Recipients will be named on […]

2017 recipients: Inspiration, innovation and action for a better world

“We’re going to engage you in a discussion of a political, controversial issue,” said Paula McAvoy to the nearly 30 Central High School students assembled in the school library. The students had filtered slowly into the room that morning to participate in an exercise similar to those that McAvoy and her colleague, Diana Hess, observed […]

Breaking White Supremacy: The Black Social Gospel as New Abolitionism

The 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series presents Breaking White Supremacy: The Black Social Gospel as New Abolitionism Gary Dorrien Winner of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Religion April 18, 2017, 7 p.m. Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Caldwell Chapel The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s left a lasting impact on how our society […]