There are plenty of opportunities to engage with Wake Forest University School of Divinity happening this summer. The following events are scheduled for Summer 2024 and are open to the public. Read below for details and links to register.

Re-Storying and Restoring: Theology, Sacred Memory, and Health in the African American Community
June 18 – 20
Divinity and Religious Studies Building

This summer institute aims to provide faith ambassadors, church congregants, health workers, seminarians and preachers with tools and knowledge necessary to challenge and correct harmful theological and cultural narratives about HIV/AIDS in the African American community. By engaging with sacred memory, participants will learn to re-story the narrative around HIV/AIDS, promoting healing and well-being for both the community and individuals. The institute will provide a space for deep reflection and exploration of the intersection of theology, health, and social justice. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the impact of ancient wisdoms via prophetic preaching and transformative storytelling on health outcomes and the skills to create positive change within their communities.

Wake Div Community Meet and Greet
June 20 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Natty Greene’s Downtown, 345 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401

Join Dean Walker and Wake Forest University School of Divinity alumni and friends for an opportunity to connect and reconnect!

RSVP by emailing Catherine Jackson-Jordan at

Environmental and Epistemic Justice Initiative Summer Institute
June 24
Divinity and Religious Studies Building

The Wake Forest University Environmental and Epistemic Justice Initiative will host its Summer Institute from June 24-28, 2024 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Institute will welcome six journalists to the second year of Wake Forest Mellon Environmental Justice Journalism Fellows along with scholars, organizers, and other professionals. 

I Am…a Shepherdess
July 30 | 3:00 pm
Scales Fine Arts Center

At a wedding rehearsal, four women navigate the trials and tribulations of being Black women in America while finding humor and solace within the bonds of their sisterhood. When an outside incident threatens to tear them apart, they must confront what haunts them in order to heal each other.

July 30 | 3:00 pm
Scales Fine Arts Center

Fusing traditional Black gospel hymns and punk rock, Heritage takes place in the world of a small storefront church in a rapidly changing neighborhood facing the threat of demolishment after their beloved Pastor/Patriarch dies suddenly. After being away for many years, Mahalia (the Preacher’s daughter) returns, reopening old wounds and asking a timeless question: “Can you ever really escape your past?”

Summer Seminary
August 8 & 15 | 8:00 pm
Upper Davis Field

Summer Seminary offers the Wake Forest community and wider public the opportunity to to engage in conversations that matter. All are invited to bring their lawn chairs out for an evening of conversation that explores religious pluralism and Christian nationalism in our contemporary moment.

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