Theology and Peace: Lynching, Scapegoating and Actual Innocence

Starting Date: 06-04-2013
Ending Date: 06-06-2013

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
United States
A gathering for theologians, pastors, activists and others, to develop the insights of mimetic anthropology toward the formation of a theology, community and practice of peace.

Theology and Peace is thrilled to have Julia, Paul, and Kelly on our program, building our 2013 theological reflection around them and with them.
Dr. Kelly Douglas

Dr. Kelly Douglas teaches at Goucher College, Maryland. She has published numerous books focusing on the black body experience, and she uses Girard as one of the few white thinkers able to illuminate this experience. Her latest publication, "What's Faith Got To Do With It?: Black Bodies/Christian Souls" explores the black body as the key reality where struggle for black identity, faith and freedom takes place.

Rev. Paul Nuechterlein
Paul is Senior Pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Portage, Michigan. He has been applying Rene Girard's mimetic theory to scripture since 1992, and in 2000 he launched the website Girardian Reflections on the Lectionary. He has presented numerous workshops on mimetic theory and scripture. Paul is passionate about dismantling racism, especially through the work of Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training.
Dr. Julia Robinson
Dr. Robinson teaches at UNC Charlotte. She uses Girard in her courses, has presented twice at COV&R conferences on the theme of lynching, and is recognized as a significant voice applying mimetic theory in the traumatic area of race in the United States. Her forthcoming book is entitled "Race, Religion, and the Pulpit: The Making of Urban Detroit."
Geographical Scope: National

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