I enrolled in Dr. George Kelsey’s class Christianity and Race as a Drew University graduate student eager to investigate ethical approaches to white racism. The syllabus included a book entitled “Faith and Fratricide” authored by Rosemary Reuther. Annoyed, I wondered why we would be exploring Antisemitism in a course I thought should be devoted solely to matters of Black/white relations in America. Such was my introduction to intersectionality. Though best noted as a pioneer in feminist theology, Dr. Reuther’s work changed theology itself and we are all in her debt. Upon arrival at HUSD, I saw her picture on the walls as a faculty member and was further affirmed in my belief that we who join this faculty step into shoes of great tradition. Thank you, Rosemary Redford Reuther.
Harold Dean Trulear
Professor, Applied Religion
Howard University School of Divinity