Category: Religion Event

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 […]

2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series

  The Grawemeyer Awards program pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world. The 2017 recipients will visit Louisville in April to discuss their award-winning ideas.   The schedule for the 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series (view flyer), which is free and open to […]

Past Grawemeyer Religion Award winner Tim Tyson releases new book

New evidence and political history offers a fresh look at the 1955 murder of Emmett Till. The 1955 lynching in Mississippi of a fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago named Emmett Till, came in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared public school segregation unconstitutional. The men accused of the lynching were […]

Grawemeyer Award winners to give public talks

Recipients of the 2016 Grawemeyer Award will discuss their winning works at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in April. UofL presents the annual prizes for outstanding works in music composition, ideas improving world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. This year’s awards […]

Grawemeyer celebration to feature an exploration of religion and race in America with panel of nationally recognized former Grawemeyer Award recipients

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the Black Church Studies program of the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will present “Race, Faith & Community,” an exploration of religion and race in America with presentations by two Grawemeyer Award in Religion winners and two prominent activists. The programs will take place on […]

Grawemeyer celebration tackles weighty topics, invites public to join discussion

Race, corruption, peace, human intelligence—discussion topics planned for the University of Louisville’s 30th anniversary celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards read like themes from an epic movie or novel.   “Those topics are very intentional,” said Charles Leonard, the award program’s executive director. “The Grawemeyer Awards were created to celebrate ideas, and great ideas usually begin […]