The Simpson-Hewett Lectures

Event time: 
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 
Andover Newton and Yale graduates played significant roles in 19th Century missions generally, but nowhere did the two institutions have more overlapping interests than Hawaii. One can rightly call the Congregationalist’s Hawaii missions the first joint effort between Yale and Andover Newton. 
Yet how do we commemorate missions’ anniversaries ethically when we consider the colonial expansion and imperial ambitions that set the stage for those missions? How can we celebrate the accomplishments of missionaries when we consider the harm that came to many indigenous persons resulting from missionary activity?
In a lecture entitled “Making Sense of Missions: History and Ethics in the Hawaii Mission Bicentennial,” Professor Tisa Wenger will educate the Andover Newton and Yale communities about how to make meaning of missions in US religious history.
This lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in Niebuhr Hall. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
If you are unable to join us in person for this event, it will be available in real time on Yale Divinity School’s livestream channel.