Last February we were sad to announce that Emerson’s lecture had to be postponed for health reasons. For all of you who were hoping to attend, the time has come!

Next Thursday the Henry Center along with TEDS is hosting Michael Emerson as part of the Trinity Symposia series. Dr. Emerson has specialized on the role of race in shaping social action in the United States, recently by focusing on health, residential segregation, and on the institution of religion. He is a professor from the Sociology Department at Rice University (Houston, TX), and the Director of the Panel Study of American Religion and Ethnicity (PS-ARE), a study that provides one of the nation’s richest data sets for understanding religious life within racial and ethnic communities.

His work, which includes “Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America” (2001 Distinguished Book of the Year by the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion) and “People of The Dream: Multiracial Congregations on the United States” has won several awards and recognitions.

Join us for this awaited lecture next Thursday October 25 at 11:00am in TIU chapel. At 12:00pm there will be a luncheon at Hinkson Hall where you will be able to interact with Dr. Emerson. If you can’t make it, you can still connect live with us online (lecture only) via

See you there!