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Discerning Bonhoeffer’s Call to Discipleship with Incarcerated Women

Saturday, 4:00pm | Workshop

Listening to the theological insights of incarcerated women, while participating in a Christian activist community, taught me how to see the social and political significance of each liturgical season and to use the liturgical narrative of the Gospels as a resource for political resistance. This workshop will introduce the liturgical seasons as a framework for engaging the social evils of mass incarceration and the death penalty. The workshop invites participants to learn from incarcerated women and to discern what Bonhoeffer’s call to discipleship means in one’s own context.

Jennifer McBride

Dr. Jennifer M. McBride is Associate Dean of Doctor of Ministry Programs and Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary. McBride is author of The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness (Oxford University Press, 2011), co-editor of Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought (Fortress Press, 2010), and president of the International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section. Her work has appeared in popular publications like The Christian Century and and has been featured in the New York Times. McBride’s most recent book, Radical Discipleship: A Liturgical Politics of the Gospel, is based on her experience teaching theology in a women’s prison in Georgia and participating in the Open Door Community, a Christian activist and worshipping community in Atlanta that has been engaged in mercy and justice work on behalf of the homeless and prison populations for over thirty-five years.

Nannette Banks

Rev. Nannette Banks is a world traveler, people and poetry lover who believes in the power of worship and the sacraments to liberate and set free all who are marginalized and oppressed –for the table was set in the presence of (my)the enemy! She is also the voice of This is what happens Wild Goose Video.

Currently, she is an itinerant preacher and  serves as the Director of Alumni/ae and Church Relations at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

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