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In addition to being the teenaged heroine of A.D. 16, Mary Magdalene is prominent among the few women mentioned in the Christian canonical Gospels and perhaps the most complex. She was present at the Crucifixion, and sent by Jesus to announce his resurrection to the Apostles. Her story provides vital clues about Jesus’ nameless female disciples, and the status of women two thousand years ago. Behind the Scenes brings together a powerhouse panel of Biblical scholars to discuss the intersection of gender, culture and faith through the portrayal of women in the Hebrew and Christian Bible. 

Speakers: Reverend Diane Dixon-Proctor (Sharp Street United Methodist Church), Dr. Annalisa Buttici (Georgetown University), and Cantor Stepahnie Weishaar (Kol Nefresh).


Rev. Diane Dixon-Proctor, an elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, is the pastor of Sharp Street United Methodist Church in Sandy Spring, Maryland.

Dr. Annalisa Butticci, assistant professor at Georgetown University, received her Ph.D. from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. Her research interests include Religion and Colonialism in West Africa, African diasporas, Afro-Europe, religion and mental health, ethnography, and life stories. 

Cantor Stephanie Weishaar, is the spiritual leader Kol Nefresh Reform Congregation in Columbia, MD who focuses on Interfaith conversations and Jewish music.

2021-2022 Season
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Women and the Gospels

Saturday February 19th 2022 at 6:00pm

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