We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kwok Pui Lan is the 2021 Everding Distinguished Lecturer.  Dr. Kwok is Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, USA, and a past president of the American Academy of Religion. She has authored and edited numerous books on Asian and Asian American feminist theology, biblical interpretation, and postcolonial criticism. Her publications include Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology; Globalization, Gender, and Peacebuilding; and Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World. She is also the editor of Women and Christianity in 4 volumes. This year, she received the Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship from the Archbishop of Canterbury. Her forthcoming book Postcolonial Politics and Theology will be published in December 2021.


As an Everding Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Kwok will give a public lecture on Tuesday, October 12, at 7 p.m. (MDT). The title her lecture is Women’s Protests and Religion. Please RSVP for the webinar here.

Due to the pandemic, her lecture will be in a webinar format. Click here to join the webinar on Tuesday, October 12, at 7 p.m. (MST). You can see a video recording of the webinar here.

As the Everding Distinguished Lectuer, Dr. Kwok will also be teaching a class on “Postcolonial Politics and Theology,” a 2-credit hybrid class. In addition to events at Iliff, Dr. Kwok will do two other public events at St. John’s Cathedral, a partner organization of the Everding Lectureship:

– Public Talk on Sunday, October 10 @ 2:00 p.m.

– “Post Colonial Theology with Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman in Mark: Dr. Kwok in Conversation with Dean Richard Lawson” – Wednesday Evening Service , October 13 @ 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The Everding Distinguished Lectureship was created in partnership between Iliff and Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral of Denver, supported by the annual fund from Ms. Lee Everding, a member of the Cathedral, whose late husband was a dean at Iliff. This lecture series seeks to educate the community on inter-religious and intercultural topics while nurturing the spiritual life of both communities.

Dr. Kwok (third from the left) with the Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM) board members at Iliff (2019).