Wednesday is a day of community gathering at the Divinity School. Join us!

Wednesday Lunch is a Divinity School tradition. Our student chefs and crew prepare a delicious vegetarian meal – from scratch – and serve it while guests listen to a talk, usually by a University faculty member or a community organization representative. All are welcome, and the cost is just $5. Sit at any table and enjoy conversation with students, staff, faculty, and community members. 

WHEN: Noon to about 1:15pm.
WHERE: Swift Hall Common Room, 1st floor
HOW:  Sign up in advance: divinitylunch@gmail.com. We have a very limited number of walk-in spots available.
HOW MUCH: $5! 

Spring Quarter: We anticipate that we will not be going ahead with Wednesday Lunches for Spring Quarter, but will reschedule our speakers for a future date. 

April 22
Simeon Chavel on "A hot dream and cold facts in biblical literature: A theory for reading the Song of Songs and Qohelet.”

Chavel, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible studies the genres, techniques, ideas, and history of the Hebrew Bible; the society, religion and history of ancient Israel and Judea; and their dynamic interrelationship. 

April 29
Our Alumna of the Year for 2020, Audrey Gordon, will deliver our Dean's Seminar in the Craft of Teaching -- more info to come.

May 6
William P. George is Emeritus Professor of Theology at Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, where he was named the President’s Distinguished Service Professor for 2018-2019. He holds a PhD in Ethics and Society from the University of Chicago Divinity School, with a dissertation that focused on the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. His teaching has focused on such topics as theological perspectives on property and debt, Catholic social thought, slavery, war and peace in Christianity and Islam, and the politics of Saint Augustine.  In addition to his book Mining Morality: Prospecting for Ethics in a Wounded World, his many articles and book chapters have focused on such topics as international law and religion, gun violence, climate change, concern for future generations, global ethics, education, and the thought of Bernard Lonergan. He is currently engaged in a project on “ocean ethics,” with input from science, literature, religion, and international law.

May 13
The winner of our Diversity & Inclusion Initiative student paper award will present on their work.

May 27
Annual BBQ (tentative date)