September 15, 2010

Advance Notice

Kässmann to look at women's leadership in the church

©Foto Monika Lawrenz/LVH

Rev. Dr. Margot Kässmann, the former head of the Protestant church in Germany, will give a Luminaries lecture on “The Challenges and Opportunities of Women’s Leadership in the Church Worldwide,” Sept. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel.

A theologian, pastor and prolific author, Kässmann is an influential leader in the international ecumenical arena.

Since her election in 1983 as one of the youngest members of the board of directors of the World Council of Churches, Kässmann has broken age and gender barriers within the leadership of the Protestant church.

Kässmann is currently serving as Distinguished Theologian-in-Residence at Candler School of Theology and as a Distinguished Fellow of the Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning.

The lecture is open to the public and will be followed by a reception. Part of the Office of the Provost’s Luminaries Series, the lecture is co-sponsored by Candler and The Halle Institute.

Find Kässmann at the following upcoming events:  

• Preaching and presiding, Reformation Day Chapel Service, Oct. 19, 11:15 a.m., Cannon Chapel.

• Preaching at Emory University Worship Service on Reformation Sunday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m., Cannon Chapel.    

• Lecture, "Bible, Prayer and Confession: Anticipating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation," Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel. Co-sponsored by Candler School of Theology and The Halle Institute. 

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