- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The recipient of this year’s Grawemeyer Award in Religion is speaking this month in Louisville on Christianity’s efforts to heal racial division.

The Rev. Willie James Jennings speaks April 15 in Caldwell Chapel at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Jennings will deliver a sermon at 11:30 a.m. EDT, and his Grawemeyer lecture is at 7 p.m.

Jennings is an associate professor of theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School. He earned the Grawemeyer for his book, “The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race.”

The University of Louisville presents Grawemeyer Awards each year in music composition, world order, psychology and education. The religion award is presented jointly with the seminary.

Other 2015 recipients will discuss their works at programs hosted by the University of Louisville during April.

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