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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 Stephanie Weishaar (Kol Nefesh).


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.

Sherie Gayle, MTS
Resident Minister, PhD Student
Georgetown University

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

2021-2022 Season
Part of the 2021-2022 Season

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Women and the Gospels

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