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Feminist Theologian Speaks at Appalachian State University Nov. 30

BOONE — Feminist theologian the Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward asks, “Can Christians be sweet-spirited, radically justice-loving folks?”

She will speak Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s I.G. Greer Hall room 224.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

North Carolinian Heyward was ordained as an Episcopalian priest in 1974.

One of the foremost lesbian writers and speakers of feminist theology, she received her Ph.D. at the Union Theological Seminary in New York and currently is a faculty member at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass.

Her publications include “Staying Power: Reflections on Gender, Justice, and Compassion”; “Touching Our Strength: The Erotic as Power and Love of God”; “Speaking of Christ: A Lesbian Feminist Voice”; and “When Boundaries Betray Us: Beyond Illusions of What is Ethical in Therapy and Life.”

Heyward’s

speech is sponsored by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Office of Women’s Studies.

For more information, call (828) 262-7603.

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