2018 Forum Lecture: Sharon D. Welch

Ethicist Sharon D. Welch, whose books include Communities of Solidarity and Resistance (1985), A Feminist Ethic of Risk (2000), and, forthcoming, After the Protests Are Heard (NYU Press, 2018), will deliver the twenty-third James Luther Adams Forum on Religion and Society on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Unity Church–Unitarian in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her lecture begins at 7:15 p.m., but will be preceded by dinner and an intergenerational worship service at 6:00.

Her topic is “The Soul of Democracy.” Drawing on the scholarship and activism of James Luther Adams, Dr. Welch will provide perspectives on how to understand the rising threats to democracy and defend and nurture democracy in these troubled times.

Welch, who is now an affiliate faculty member at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, was provost and professor of religion and society at Meadville Lombard for ten years. She held faculty positions at the University of Missouri from 1991 to 1997 and at Harvard Divinity School from 1982 to 1991.