To highlight its commitment to Atlanta, the Department has launched a new position, the “Religion and Public Life Fellow.” The Religion and Public Life Fellow is an Atlanta-based high-profile professional who joins the Department for one academic year. This professional -- who works in the media, politics, the corporate world, the arts, or a non-profit organization -- will explore with us how religion plays a role in his/her profession. The Fellow will present a public lecture; meet with Department alumni, faculty and friends for a private dinner; and work with undergraduate and graduate students throughout the academic year.
List of Fellows
Friday, April 5th, Student Service Day with Rep. Kathy Ashe. The Department of Religious Studies and Central Outreach & Advocacy Center will host a half-day of service at the Center (9:30-11:30), followed by lunch at Central Presbyterian Church (2 blocks from GSU, 11:30-12:30). Religion and Public Life Fellow Rep. Kathy Ashe (Democrat), who represented District 56 (the district in which GSU is located) since 1992, will join us for this event.
Students are invited to work side-by-side with Rep. Ashe at the COAC for a couple of hours in the morning, followed by a lunch hosted by Rep. Ashe. Rep. Ashe will open the lunch with a few informal comments about what it means to build a “life of service” and to think through how religion is integral to this life, and then she’ll take questions.
This is a STUDENT ONLY event intended to provide an opportunity for intimate, informal conversation with a respected leader in Atlanta. To register or find out more info, contact Kathryn McClymond at email@example.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 6th: “Moving Atlanta to Higher Ground: How Religion Inspires Positive Change” with Rev. Joanna Adams and the Higher Ground Group. Rialto Center for the Arts, 5-7:30 p.m.
Rel. & Public Life Fellows Rep. Kathy Ashe and Rev. Joanna Adams will discuss integrating public service into their lives in a special session of Dr. Barker’s “Women & Religion” class Tuesday, November 13, 2012. (Classroom South 328, 4:30-7 p.m.)
"Religion and Civic Engagement in My Life": Brown Bag Event,
Location: Senate Salon, Student Center
Thursday, October 4, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm