Women of Spirit Lecture

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.

The eighth annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture was delivered by Dolores Huerta on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Dolores Huerta is an iconic labor activist, immigration reformer, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, and recipient of the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Eighth Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture

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 date and lecturer for the ninth annual Judith Davidson Moyers Woman of Spirit Lecture will be announced in the coming months. Please visit this site for updates.

Watch Past Women of Spirit Lectures

April 26, 2017
Women of Spirit Lecture with Winona LaDuke
April 13, 2016
Women of Spirit Lecture with Katharine Hayhoe
March 4, 2015
Women of Spirit Lecture with Michelle Alexander