Friday, September 13, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
“The Matrix and Memory of Water: Commemorating a 400 Year
Sojourn through Faith, Science and History in America”

Panel 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.—”African Americans in the Sciences” with Keynote Speaker—Charles H. Long, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and former Professor of Religion at the Universities of Chicago, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke, and Syracuse

Charles H. Long is one of the most influential and pioneering scholars in the study of religion from the past 50 years. Considered the preeminent founder and advocate of the study of Black Religion, Long was exploring religion and colonialism and the importance of Afro-American religion as early as the 1960s and early 1970s. His voice and presence will be invaluable in helping the International Center of Faith, Science and History envision its role and responsibility in navigating the nexus of faith and science at an historically black theological institution.

Dr. Theodore Walker, Professor,SMU/Perkins School of Theology
Dr. Josette Wilkes, Assistant Professor, Livingstone College
Dr. Carol T. Mitchell, Professor, Office of STEM Education, University of Nebraska, (retired)

Worship Service 11:30 -1:00 p.m. with Guest Preacher Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Executive Director for Research and Scholarship and Historiographer, AME Church

Teresa L. Fry Brown holds the office of The Bandy Chair in Preaching, which is considered by many to be the premier chair in homiletics in the country. Selected from a national pool of candidates, Fry Brown is Candler’s fourth Bandy Professor. The International Center of Faith, Science and History at Hood Theological Seminary is honored to have her presence among us and her prophetic gift will inspire us to greater works as the academic year begins and a new center is launched on the campus.

This is a free seminar and worship event sponsored by the International Center of Faith, Science and History (ICFSH) at Hood Theological Seminary.
Open to the public but registration is required. All are welcome!

Registration information will be forthcoming. For more information, please contact Dr. Sharon Grant at

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