November 22 2015

The Marble Colloquium with Dr. Hyun Kyung Chung

Labyrinth Room
Sunday, November 22, 2015
10:00 am – 10:45 am

Dr. Hyun Kyung Chung, Professor at Union Theological Seminary
"Peace is Possible!"

Topics of Relevance for the Modern Church
Join us for this special series throughout the 2015-16 church year. We welcome outstanding scholars from the spectrum of theological and ecclesiastical academia to offer presentations on current and yet provocative topics of relevance to the modern church in Marble’s unique urban setting. Bring your curiosity and your questions.

Earlier this year Professor Chung helped to organize a group of 30 international women peace makers, including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize recipients, to Pyongyang, North Korea where they called for an end to the 62-year-old unfinished Korean War. They then crossed the DMZ between North and South Korea as they walked for peace -- it was a "Her-Story" making event. While sharing stories and pictures of this incredible occasion, Professor Chung will speak on the anatomy of terrorism and the alchemy of peacemaking in a broad sense. She will also reflect with us on the theological and spiritual meaning of enemy love and ways to create peace.

Dr. Chung is a professor of Inter-faith Engagement at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She is a Christian scholar-activist, writer, international lecturer and Korean Eco-Feminist (“Salimist,” from the Korean word “salim,” which means “making things alive.” She first came to international attention in 1991, when she made a now famous speech– a feminist/Asian/ Third World interpretation of the Holy Spirit–at the World Council of Churches in Canberra, Australia. She earned her B.A. and M.A. from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul; M.Div. from the School of Theology at Claremont; and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary. She is a lay theologian of the Presbyterian Church of Korea, as well as once having become a temporary Buddhist novice nun. In 1999, she lived for a year in a Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas studying mediation.

The series continues on: January 31 and May 29.

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