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.

Past Women of Spirit lecturers have included Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; 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; rural development economist and author, Winona LaDuke; and iconic labor activist and immigration reformer, Dolores Huerta.

Watch Past Women of Spirit Lectures

February 12, 2020Women of Spirit Lecture with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
April 25, 2018Women of Spirit Lecture with Dolores Huerta 
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