2018 Kay Butler Gill Lecture: “Contemplative Activism: Sustainable Spirituality and Social Justice" with Chris Heuertz


General Seminary’s Chelsea Square
440 W. 21st Street New York
United States
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce Chris Heuertz as presenter for the 2018 Kay Butler Gill Lecture.

Heuertz is an author, speaker, Enneagram coach, and anti-human trafficking activist.

Seminal biblical scholar, Walter Brueggemann said of the 2018 Kay Butler Gill Lecture presenter, “Chris Heuertz is aware of the enormous challenges we face and of the thickness of anxiety that can undermine faith. In the midst of that, he keeps his head clear, his heart focused and his words accessible.”

The Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle, Thirteenth Dean and President commented, “Chris fits perfectly into what we are doing here. After all, we only do two things here at General Seminary: education and formation for the leaders of the church in a changing world.  I believe that Chris will bring a lively discussion about faith and action - who we are as Christians and also who we are to become for such a time as this.”

The title of the 2018 Gill Lecture is “Contemplative Activism: Sustainable Spirituality and Social Justice.” It is scheduled for Wednesday April 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at General Seminary’s Chelsea Square, 440 W. 21st Street in New York City.

For more information and to RSVP, visit eventsatgeneral.com or gts.edu/events. Space will be limited.

The Kay Butler Gill Lecture in Christian Spirituality, hosted by the seminary's Center for Christian Spirituality, is one of General Seminary's two named lectures. Now in its thirteenth year, the lecture heralds the place of Christian spirituality as a scholarly field within the theological academy. Bringing eminent scholars and spiritual teachers to the seminary is made possible by donations to lecture's endowment, initially established by a generous grant from the estate of Kay Butler Gill, a graduate of General Seminary and the Center for Christian Spirituality. Kay cared about the spiritual life: After her education and formation here for a ministry of spiritual direction, she spent many years serving the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, offering retreats and quiet days and holding, as she so eloquently described it, “spiritual conversations with others.”

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