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2021-01 Archive

Taurean J. Webb, director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience and instructor of religion and race at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will be participating in a community conversation following WTTW’s screening of the new documentary, “The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song.” The online screening and conversation will take place on February 9, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. (CST).

Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh, professor of theology and culture at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, is a member of a team of scholars who recently received a Project Grant for Researchers from the Louisville Institute. Joh, along with Dr. Nami Kim of Spelman College, Rev. Dr. Boyoung Lee of Iliff School of Theology, and Dr. Keun-Joo Christine Pae of Denison University, will be working together on a project titled, “Antiracist Work in Asian American Christian Churches.”

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will host its annual Town Hall for alums, friends, and partners of the seminary on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, from 12 p.m. -1 p.m. (CST) via Zoom. This year’s Town Hall will feature Rev. Dr. Javier A. Viera, who officially began as president of the seminary on January 1, 2021. Information and registration can be found at A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, President Viera is the first person of color and first Latino to hold the office of president in the seminary’s 169-year history.

Dear Garrett-Evangelical community,

The disturbing scenes emanating from our nation’s capital are no doubt capturing our attention and provoking within us a deep sense of angst and foreboding. To say that the unfolding events are surreal is a monumental understatement. They are a culmination of years of perpetuated falsehoods, abuses of power, and orchestrated attempts to turn the people of this country against each for perceived political gain. It is heartbreaking, yet sadly not surprising.