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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Bucher Meetinghouse

SNOWDEN LECTURE
Writing About Amish Women
 

Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, professor of anthropology at SUNY Potsdam, explores the challenges of writing about Amish women's lives and the role of women in Amish communities. Johnson-Weiner is author of New York Amish: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State and Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish and Mennonite Schools and coauthor (with Donald B. Kraybill and Steven M. Nolt) of The Amish.


Thursday, October 22, 2015 • 7:30 pm 
Bucher Meetinghouse

LECTURE
Collecting Data While You Pass the Jell-O Salad: Researching Amish Fiction at Potlucks and Reunions
 

Valerie Weaver-Zercher, managing editor of trade books for Herald Press, discusses the approach of narrative scholarship as it relates to her research for Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels, which received the 2015 Dale Brown Book Award. Her features and essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Christian Century, among others.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015 • 7:30 pm 
Bucher Meetinghouse

KREIDER LECTURE
Women and Religious Violence in Nigeria
 

Rebecca Dali, a leader in the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), discusses her research on religious conflict and the resulting displacement of people in northeastern Nigeria, focusing on the impact on Muslim and Christian women.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015 • 7:30 pm 
Bucher Meetinghouse

KREIDER LECTURE
Peacemaking and Religious Violence in Nigeria
 

Samuel Dali, former president of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), discusses the results of religious violence in northeastern Nigeria and efforts by the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria to respond peacefully. He will also comment on the relocation of the denominational offices and Kulp Bible College after extremists overtook both institutions.



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