Events

Faith in the Free State Podcast:: A Conversation with Dr. Dorthy Pennington: African American Churches in Northeast Kansas 

Thursday, June 16, 7pm, on Zoom

The Religion in Kansas Project's Faith in the Free State Podcast will host a live Zoom event with Dr. Dorthy Pennington on Thursday, June 16 at 7pm. 

Faith in the Free State is a limited-series podcast project which studies Black churches in Northeast Kansas, in particular their adaptations to Covid-19 and participation in social justice activism. The project endeavors to share the evolving ways in which black churches provide(d) spiritual inspiration, cultural strength, and social empowerment to African American communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, offering a compelling living narrative of Kansas religious experience. 

This live event with Dr. Dorthy Pennington will launch the release of these podcast episodes, which describe the history of some Black churches in the area and include interviews with local clergymen. 

At this event, Dr. Pennington will offer insights and her valuable scholarly and personal perspective on the history, growth, and contemporary life of Black churches in northeast Kansas. She also will provide valuable contextual commentary on the pastors' interviews and answer audience questions.

Click here for more information and registration: A Conversation with Dr. Dorthy Pennington: African American Churches in Northeast Kansas | Religious Studies 

 


 

2022 ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES SPEAKER

Monday, May 2, 7pm, on Zoom