Oluwatomisin Oredein

Professor, Brite Divinity School

Oluwatomisin “Tomi” Oredein is an assistant professor in Black religious traditions, constructive theology and ethics and the director of the Black Church Studies program at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. Anchored in her American African identity, her scholastic and creative work engages theopoetics, womanist theology and ethics, postcolonial and decolonial thought, and Black theology from an African diasporic perspective. She is the author of “The Theology of Mercy Amba Oduyoye: Ecumenism, Feminism and Communal Practice,” an award-winning book detailing the connection between African women’s theologian Mercy Oduyoye’s life and her theological formation.

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The Louisville Institute Pastoral Study Project Grant awards grants of up to $20,000 to support individual or collaborative study projects on Christian life, religious practices and institutions, and ideas for the church, communities or the world. Clergy, lay leaders and staff working in diverse Christian contexts in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply. Deadline is August 1.

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