AWAB is celebrating 50 years of combined ministry in 2023!
We hope that you can join us for any of our events this year to celebrate with us.

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2023 AWAB Lectureship

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm MDT

2023 Annual Lectureship

Rev. Dr. Susan Shaw

Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Oregon State University

“Truth and Lies at the Foot of the Cross:
The Church and God’s LGBTQ+ Children”

About Dr. Shaw:

“I began working at Oregon State University in 1996. My background is in religious studies, which I taught at two liberal arts colleges before joining the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University. While I’ve done research in women and HIV/AIDS and women and rock ‘n’ roll, my current research interests are in feminist studies in religion. My most recent book is Reflective Faith: A Theological Toolbox for Women, a book and workbook that make feminist theology and feminist biblical criticism accessible for a general audience. I am also working on a new book on intersectional theology with Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim of Earlham School of Religion. I’m the general editor of a new encyclopedia of women’s lives worldwide and a co-PI on an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant that seeks to improve recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing women in STEM and social and behavioral sciences at OSU. I’m also the co-author and co-editor with Dr. Janet Lee of Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings. The seventh edition is in the works with Oxford University Press. And finally, I blog for Huffington Post on issues of social difference, social justice, religious liberty.

I teach classes in Feminism and the Bible, Global Feminist Theologies, Feminist Theologies in the US, and Feminist Teaching and Learning. I’ve also recently co-led short term study abroad courses in Guatemala (“Women in Resistance”), Spain (“Spiritual Pilgrimages in Spain”),  and the UK (“Feminist London”). I also led a semester-long program on Gender, Race, and Class in London during Fall 2016.”

Date and Time:

Monday, September 11, 2023, 6:30PM CT
A 50th Anniversary Reception, featuring cake, will follow the lecture.


Wilshire Baptist Church
4316 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214
A recording will be available following the lecture. No registration is required to access the recording.


This Year's Lecture Sponsors

Student tickets are free this year thanks to the sponsorship of Ring Lake Ranch, Baptist Women in Ministry, Brite Divinity School, Good Faith Media, and Kardia House.

Senior tickets are free this year thanks to the sponsorship of Coalition for Aging LGBT - Texas.

Rev. Dr. Molly T. Marshall

Anne Jeffrey

Meredith Stone

Lynn Brinkley

Anonymous Sponsors

Underwriting the AWAB Lectureship

We need your support to make the next AWAB Lectureship a success.
  • You can provide free entry for students, young adults, ministers, clergy, and chaplains.
  • You can buy a drink for someone at our after party.
  • You can provide funds to cover our next lecturer (to be announced!)
  • You can let us decide how the funds are most needed.
  • Or you can write your own idea.
No gift is too small. We can use any level of funds. For your sponsorship, we will share your logo and organization information on our website, newsletter, and the lecture program.
If you are interested in a higher level of promotion, indicate on the form, and Natalie Aho, Development Director, will contact you regarding opportunities for promotion during the event.
To pay, you may fill out our regular donate form with a memo of "sponsorship," or send a check to AWAB, PO Box 7834, Louisville, KY, 40257.


September 11
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
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Wilshire Baptist Church
4316 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX 75214 United States
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