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Wednesday
02
MAY

Dr. Almeda M. Wright and Nyle Fort on Agency

12:00
14:00
Yale Youth Ministry Institute
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"Young, Active + Faithful: Exploring Joy and Agency in Adolescence”
Dr. Almeda M. Wright and Mr. Nyle Fort
Free Lunch + Lecture at Yale Divinity School

Lunch 12:00pm / Lecture 12:30pm

Join us Wednesday May 2nd for a Free Lunch and Lecture in the Old Refectory at Yale Divinity School. Yale Youth Ministry Institute is proud to present our final Lunch + Lecture of the Spring semester, a part of the Joy and Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Series. This afternoon's lecture will feature Dr. Almeda M. Wright, Assistant Professor of Religious Education at Yale Divinity School and Mr. Nyle Fort, minister, organizer, and PhD candidate in Religion and African American studies at Princeton University. They will deliver a lecture entitled, "Young, Active + Faithful: Exploring Joy and Agency in Adolescence." See abstract and bios below.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Lecture Topic

Dr. Almeda M. Wright and Mr. Nyle Fort will deliver a lecture entitled, "Young, Active + Faithful: Exploring Joy and Agency in Adolescence." This lecture explores both the necessity of empowering youth to be active agents in their own lives and communities, as well as examples of how to promote this type of active faith.

Guest Lecturer Bios

Dr. Almeda M. Wright is Assistant Professor of Religious Education at Yale Divinity School. Her research focuses on African American religion, adolescent spiritual development, and the intersections of religion and public life. She is ordained in the American Baptist Church. She is co-editor, with Mary Elizabeth Moore, of Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World, and has served as editor of an issue of Practical Matters Journal.

Mr. Nyle Fort is a Ph.D. Student at Princeton University in Religion and African American Studies, a preacher, activist and organizer, as well as former youth pastor. Nyle has worked in the fields of education, criminal justice, and youth development for nearly a decade. He recently travelled to Ferguson, Missouri to help build the Movement for Black Lives.