CTS' Annual Gilberto Castañeda Lecture
Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:15 PM Reception
6:30 PM Lecture
Chicago Theological Seminary welcomes Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson as the 2017 Gilberto Castañeda speaker on Thursday, May 4, 2017. His lecture topic will be “Queering Jewish Theology.” Professor Michaelson is a non-denominational rabbi and a teacher of meditation in a Theravadan Buddhist lineage, and, in his other career, the legal affairs columnist for The Daily Beast, a frequent commentator on NPR, and a longtime LGBT activist. Michaelson founded two LGBT Jewish nonprofits and two international LGBT initiatives, and was the author of the 2011 bestseller and Lambda Literary Award finalist, God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality. A widely-read commentator on contemporary Judaism, Michaelson was recently included on the Forward 50 list of influential American Jews. Rabbi Dr. Michaelson has held teaching positions at Chicago Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, Yale University, and Boston University Law School. His research interests include LGBT issues in religion, queer theology, Kabbalah, Western Esotericism, law and religion, and contemporary American spirituality.
Tickets are free but you will need to register.
Major support for the Castañeda Lecture is provided by Rev. Dr. Ronna Case '77 and Dr. Theodore W. Jennings, Jr. This event is being presented in partnership with Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.