Spiritual Insight To Speak at Wellesley College Feb. 16
February 7, 2005
Mass. -- The Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems,
a member of the Wellesley class of 1976, will speak at Wellesley
College Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 7-8:30 pm in Houghton Memorial
Chapel. A reception will be held at Harambee House from 8:30-9:30
pm. Weems is the author of the recent book, What Matters
Most: Ten Passionate Lessons from the Song of Solomon.
this text she brings a different perspective and exciting insight
into the interpretation of the Song of Solomon,” said Patricia
Walton, Protestant Christian chaplain at Wellesley.
Weems is passionate
about her vocation as a teacher of spiritual insight. Whether
through books and articles, sermons, classes, workshops or lectures,
she sees her work as that of a midwife of inner wisdom, helping
women and men tap into the spiritual intelligence they already
A former contributing
writer to Essence Magazine, she is the author of several
widely acclaimed books on women’s spirituality and wholeness: Just
A Sister Away (1987), I Asked for Intimacy (1995)
and Showing Mary: How Women Can Share Prayers, Wisdom and
the Blessings of God (2003). Her latest book, What Matters
Most, was released in April 2004. She has spoken at national
religious, civic and sorority gatherings, local churches, community-wide
events and on radio and television programs. Her work as a scholar
and religious thinker has led to invitations to serve as a panelist
for Bill Moyers’ 1995 PBS award-winning “Genesis
Project,” for various A&E and Hallmark cable programs
on women in the Bible and on “FlashPoints USA” with
Bryant Gumbel and Gwen Ifill, on the role of religion in politics,
government and public life.
question-and-answer column, “Whispering Hope,” in
which she discusses relationships, self-esteem, careers, spirituality
and opportunities for change, is available on beliefnet.com.
She is also the author of an electronic newsletter, “Something
Within,” at www.somethingwithin.com.
from Wellesley, she completed a master’s and Ph.D. at Princeton
Theological Seminary. She is the William and Camille Cosby Professor
of Humanities at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. For more information,