Religion Seminar Series: Incarceration, Christianity, and Black Bodies
September 24, 2019
Religion Seminar Series: Incarceration, Christianity, and Black Bodies

Why are black Americans disproportionately incarcerated in America?  In this session, we explore the historical, social, cultural, and religious roots of this injustice through the lens of black theology and with reference to the resources of the black church.

Keynote Speaker:

The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas is Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School and Professor of Theology at Union Theological Seminary; she also serves as Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral.  Author of Stand your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, she researches womanist theology, sexuality, and the black church.


Dr. Terri Jett is Associate Professor of Political Science; affiliate faculty in both the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Program and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program; and Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusivity at Butler University. Her research interests include post-Civil Rights era economic development and inclusive pedagogical practices.

Dr. James Logan holds the National Endowment for the Humanities Endowed Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies at Earlham College. He teaches in the Religion Department and directs the Program in African & African American Studies. He is the author of Good Punishment? Christian Moral Practice and US Imprisonment.

This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required. 

The Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs is a program of the Center for Faith and Vocation promoting understanding of interfaith and intercultural relations through the discussion of religious issues in global perspectives.