On Monday, August 7, EDS Interim President the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas participated in a Womanist gathering in North Carolina to remember and honor the Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon on the fifth anniversary of her passing. The Rev. Dr. Cannon is a founding pioneer in Womanist theology with her groundbreaking work as a Christian ethicist and liberation theologian. She was a beloved member of the EDS faculty at Cambridge.
“In the spirit of Dr. Canon we gathered for a ritual at her gravesite telling stories and sharing memories that made us at once laugh and cry,” shared President Douglas. “Katie was a dear sister-friend whose wisdom I often sought. Her words, ‘Do the work your soul must have,’ continue to guide me.”