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Founders Week 2010

The 2010 Payne Founders Week features the inaugural events of a yearlong commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne’s Birth day.  Payne Theological Seminary is named after Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne.

Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne was the first Black American selected to lead a college, becoming president of Wilberforce University in 1856.  In 1871, the Board of Trustees of Wilberforce University voted and approved the organization of a seminary to be named for Bishop Daniel A. Payne, who had interested the African Methodist Episcopal Church in a program of higher education.

The 2010 Founder’s Week features two very important academic events.  Payne Theological Seminary has invited scholars from academic and faith institutions all across the country to come and share their works on Daniel Alexander Payne.  The Payne Scholars at Payne Symposium series features a lecture and panel discussion.

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, Dr. Cain Hope Felder, Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Editor of The Journal of Religious Thought at Howard School of Divinity, will provide the opening lecture at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of The Living Savior at Payne Theological Seminary.

On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Dr. Dennis Dickerson, Historiographer, Department of Research & Scholarship AME Church and Dr. Jacquelyn Grant-Collier, Director, Black Women in Church and Society and Womanist Scholars Program, Interdenominational Theological Center will co-moderate a panel of distinguished scholars including Dr. Paul Griffin, Director, African and African American Studies, & Special Assistant to Provost for Community Outreach, Wright State University; Dr. Nelson Strobert, Professor of Religious Education, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg; Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas, Professor of American History, Temple University; and Dr. Mark Tyler, Senior Pastor, Bethel AME Church, Philadelphia.

Founder’s Week will also feature a Bishop in Residence Lecture on Daniel Payne and the Arts by Bishop Frederick Talbot (ret.) on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of The Living Savior at Payne Theological Seminary.

On Thursday, November 18, 2010 Payne Theological Seminary Founder’s Day Worship Service will feature Senior Bishop John R. Bryant, from the Fourth Episcopal District at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of The Living Savior at Payne Theological Seminary.

Payne Theological Seminary is hopeful that you and your constituency will be able to join us for these great academic discussions and the other events of Founder’s Week 2010.