The Role of Religious Leadership”
The Eighth Annual Edwards-Presler Lectures
on Peace, Justice and Mission
Presented by Louisville Seminary in partnership with the Center for Interfaith Relations
For the first time, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will partner with the Center for Interfaith Relations to present the annual Edwards-Presler lectures in conjunction with the CFIR’s Festival of Faiths 2013 Fall Forums.
The lectures and an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held November 14 and 15 at Louisville Seminary and at the Cathedral of the Assumption in downtown Louisville.
- 11:30 a.m.—Presler lecture: “Greed as Violence: The Role of the Global Church in Addressing the Enduring Spiritual Crisis of our Time." Presented by Dr. Shanta Premawardhana, president of SCUPE (Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education). Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Seminary. This lecture is free but space is limited and registration is suggested.
- Time TBD—Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at the Cathedral of the Assumption– no registration required.
- 7:30 p.m.— Edwards lecture: "The Problem of Wealth." Presented by Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, chair of the department of Theology at Bellarmine University and associate professor of Theology. Caldwell Chapel, Louisville Seminary. This lecture is free but space is limited and registration is suggested.
Reception to follow in the Winn Center at Louisville Seminary.
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.— "Energy Independence Boom: A Call for Religious Leadership" at Bellarmine University (Frazier Hall). Hosted by The Center for Interfaith Relations, the Sustainable Religious Lands Committee and Bellarmine University Campus Ministry. Visit festivaloffaiths.org for more information and to register.
About the Edwards-Presler lectures: The Edwards Peacemaking Lectureship honors Dr. George Edwards and his wife, Jean. Dr. Edwards, who died in 2010, served the Seminary for 27 years as Professor of New Testament. Together, the Edwards shared a ministry that was active in Christian efforts for peace and social justice. The Henry H. and Marion A. Presler Lectureship was established in 2006 to honor the lifetime missionary service of the Presler couple and to inspire the community about issues of global mission and the role of American denominations in their historical and present witness in mission.