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Womenís Struggles Within the Church Focus of Creighton Women and Religion Lecture

Sister Jamie T. Phelps, PhD., will present ďThe Unfinished Agenda: Womanist Contributions and Struggles for Inclusion in the ChurchesĒ as part of the Ninth Annual Women and Religion Lecture at 7 p.m., March 22, in the Mike and Josie Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom. The lecture is free to the public.

Phelps currently serves as professor of systematic theology and director of the institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. She has edited two books, including Black Catholic: The Challenge and Gift of Black Folk and Stamped in the Image of God: African Americans as Godís Image in Black. She has also published more than 50 theological articles on issues regarding the mission of the church, evangelization and spirituality.

Phelps was a founding member of the Washington-based National Black Sisters Conference, was a major consultant for the founding of The Institute of Black Catholic Studies, the founding director for the Catholic Theological Unionís Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program and the re-founder of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium.

For more information, contact Fran Minear at fminear@creighton.edu or 280-2303.

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