Veninga Lecture Series

The Veninga Lecture on Religion and Society has been a long-standing tradition, and is now entering it’s tenth year.

For the tenth Veninga Lecture on Religion and Society, WIPPS proudly welcomes Dr. Jennifer Veninga, daughter of the late Dr. Jim Veninga, WIPPS founder and for whom this lecture series is named.

Dr. Veninga will speak on “Citizen as Witness: A Theology of Vision, Memory, and Solidarity for a Wounded World.”

Drawing from research for her current book project, this talk suggests that as global citizens, we are called to bear witness to the historical and present collective suffering of others. As a form of seeing, remembering, and truth-telling, this witness has the potential to encourage solidarity across differences and to inspire resistance to injustice.

Jennifer Veninga is an associate professor of religious and theological studies at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She teaches a wide range of courses in Christian theology and world religions.

The Veninga Lecture is made possible through the support of Bremer and Trollop Law Offices, UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, Mark and Ann Bradley, Christine and Paul Bremer Muggli, Linda and Lane Ware, and Wisconsin Public Radio.

The Tenth Veninga Lecture on Religion and Society will be in the last week of September, 2020. To stay up to date, sign up here for our email list to receive more information when it’s available.