Heidi Neumark - March 25, 2005

Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Author

"Women and Social Justice: Midwives of a Better World"

8:00 PM Friday, March 25, 2005
University Theatre

Author of the prize-winning Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx (2003), Heidi Neumark has become a leading voice for the cause of social justice in the United States. In her lecture, she will address the special role that women play in this cause.

"Walking with Miss Ellie: Connecting Friendship, Prayer, and Justice-Making"

3:10 PM Monday, March 14, 2005
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Heidi Neumark, the author of Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx (2003). This book is a memoir about her work with the poor in New York City. It won the Wilbur Award, an annual bookprize given by the Religion Communicators Council. She is also a frequent contributor to The Christian Century. She is among the contributors to Shaken Foundations: Sermons from America's Pulpits after the Terrorist Attacks (2002), edited by David Polk.

With her writing and preaching, Pastor Neumark has become one of this country's most articulate voices for social justice. In 1981-1982, while still a seminary student, she lived in Christian Base Communities in Argentina and Peru. During this same period, she worked with Servicio Paz y Justicia, a human rights organization led by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Perez Esquivel. The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia awarded her a Master of Divinity degree in 1982. After a year as the Assistant Pastor of St. Matthew-Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoboken, New Jersey, she spent 20 years as the Pastor of Transfiguration Lutheran Church in the South Bronx. She has been Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City since 2003. She is much in demand as a speaker on the themes of evangelism, the church in the city, the church and poverty, and spirituality.