Wordship Events

Wordship Walk 

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Dates: Feb. 10, March 10, Apr. 14

The Wordship Walk is a communal act that helps lay a foundation for dialogue and diversity. What might this monthly wordship walk accomplish and why do we walk together?

  1. We walk together as a sign of solidarity to help carry the pain of the voiceless and marginalized.
  2. We walk to give praise to our Creator, the One who hears our cries and calls us to Himself.
  3. We walk as embodied prayers with the intention of creating space for dialogue, to express concerns, confusion, upset, or angst by allowing our bodies to move into action.
  4. We walk to share our stories, our prayers, and our concerns about the state of our world, our institutions, our families, our lives.

This monthly Wednesday morning walk along the intracoastal features both speech and silence in an effort to foster the kind of environment that is conducive to a prayerful relationships within the community. Whether you choose to walk in silence or robust conversation, you are welcome to join us.  Come alone or bring a friend.  The wordship walk is but one opportunity among many to offer safe place for open, honest dialogue.

Jan. 27, 2021 - Wordship Round Table

January 27, 11am in the Warren Library Rotunda. Four students will speak on "The Worth of the Word," facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Bennett. Open to the whole PBA community. 

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Feb. 10, 2021 -  Wordship & Council for Intercultural Engagement Chapel 

Wordship and the Council for Intercultural Engagement launch a book study together at Chapel. Dr. Stephanie Bennett and Dr. Terriel Byrd will lead a discussion on "Jesus and the Disinherited" by Howard Thurman. Continue joining the book study on February 24,  March 3, March 10, March 17 in the Rotunda of the Warren Library at 11 a.m. 

Feb. 24 - March 17, 2021 - Wordship & Council for Intercultural Engagement Book Discussion 

Dr. Terriel Byrd, Fellow in the Council for Intercultural Engagement, and Dr. Stephanie Bennett, Director of Wordship, join forces in February to lead a discussion of Howard Thurman's book "Jesus and the Disinherited." Open to the PBA community, you don't need the book in order to participate but copies are available in the PBA Book Store. Chapel credit available at the following dates & locations: 11 a.m., February 10 at the DeSantis Family Chapel; 11 a.m., February 24, March 3, March 10 & March 17 in the Lassiter Rotunda of the Warren Library.

  • Session 1  February 24
  • Session 2  March 3
  • Session 3  March 10
  • Session 4  March 17

Wordship Guest Speaker 

Date/time pending 

April 7, 2021 - Wordship & Council for Intercultural Engagement Guest Speaker 

April 7, 11am Emmanuel McNeely will speak in the Warren Library Rotunda. Emmanuel McNeely, class of 2012, is the founder of the Dr. McNeely Dream Project, an organization that offers academic and professional development workshops to increase minority representation in medical school.