Union Theological Seminary is honored to host the Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture, launched through a generous seed gift from revered journalist and public intellectual, Bill Moyers. The lectures provide a public forum to discuss the most pressing global issues faced by present-day women leaders of faith. In addition to exploring enduring questions of human value and meaning, the Women of Spirit Lecture reflects on topics ranging from environmental justice, poverty, war, and education.
Past Women of Spirit lecturers have included the Liberian Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee; eco-activist and esteemed academic, Dr. Vandana Shiva of India; Nuns on the Bus founder, Sister Simone Campbell; award-winning essayist and novelist, Dr. Marilynne Robinson; incarceration-reform advocate and author of The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander; atmospheric scientist and climate change crusader, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe; and rural development economist and author, Winona LaDuke.
The 8th Annual Women of Spirit Lecture will take place in April 2018 – please check back for further details.