Professor William Jennings highlighted for work tying together race, religion and the environment
By Gavin Guerrette
November 16, 2021
William “Willie” Jennings, associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at the Yale Divinity School, discussed his work bridging theology and race in an interview which ran on the cover of prominent theological publication The Christian Century.
The interview, “Whiteness rooted in place,” which was published in the Nov. 3 issue of The Christian Century, was conducted following a talk Jennings gave for the Veritas Forum, a non-profit organization which hosts Christian conferences on faith and reason on college campuses. Jennings began by discussing the relationship between race, place and religion, before outlining paths to greater unity within the United States and abroad.
“Right now is a great time for anyone interested in matters of religion, race and the environment to be at Yale,” Jennings told the News.