Theology professor Jennifer M. McBride on Kelly Gissendaner, the death penalty, and the power of advocacy
On Thursday, December 3 at 5pm, Dr. Jennifer M. McBride will present a lecture entitled “Lived Theology on Death Row: The Story of Kelly Gissendaner,” at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in the fellowship hall, 1700 University Ave., Charlottesville, VA.
McBride was a theology professor and close friend of Kelly Gissendaner, who was the only woman on Georgia’s death row, until her recent execution on September 30, 2015. As a leading activist in the international #kellyonmymind campaign, McBride tells the story of advocacy for Kelly and discusses the vital role of public theology in the campaign.
To see McBride’s piece “Georgia death row inmate finds path back to hope with ‘costly grace’ on CNN.com, click here.
Watch this short video where McBride speaks on “Forgiveness and Redemption”
Jennifer M. McBride is the Board of Regents Chair of Ethics, assistant professor of religion, and director of peace and justice studies at Wartburg College. She is a member of the second class of the Virginia Seminar, working on a project entitled Reducing Distance: Radical Discipleship through an Open Door. Her publications include The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness (2014).
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