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Winter Discusses 'The Singer and the Song' as Merrick Lecturer

February 29, 2000

[ Miriam Therese Winter Photo ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- Ohio Wesleyan's 111th Merrick Lecturer is Miriam Therese Winter. Winter is a Medical Mission Sister and Professor of Liturgy, Worship, Spirituality and Feminist Studies at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut.

Winter's lecture, titled, "The Singer and the Song," is scheduled for Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library. Her lecture will show how the songs we sing help keep faith alive as we evolve through life.

Winter lectures, teaches, and performs nationally and internationally, addressing issues of justice, peace, poverty and reconciliation. She has taught in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and addressed feminist issues in Botswana and throughout Australia. She has also taught throughout Canada, and in England, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Phillippines. Winter is particularly concerned about gender-based issues and is an advocate for anemerging feminist spirituality and for the full liberation of women.

In addition, Winter is the author of 12 books including: WomanPrayer, WomanSong; The Chronicles of Noah and Her Sisters; and her latest, The Singer and the Song: An Autobiography of the Spirit. Winter also records music. Currently, she has 15 recordings. These include: Joy is Like the Rain; WomanSong; EarthSong; and Mass of a Pilgrim People. Participating in the recording of the last two albums was local resident and employee of Ohio Wesleyan, Linda Dixon.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Religion Department at Ohio Wesleyan. For more information regarding the event, contact the Religion Department at 740-368-3919.