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Chelsea Chamberlain

Chelsea D. Chamberlain is a NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellow and PhD Candidate in History at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the history of mental disability, education, and citizenship in the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth century. A member of the Lilly Graduate Fellows’ eighth cohort, she earned a BA in History from Whitworth University and an MA from the University of Montana. Contact her at chelsc@sas.upenn.edu or on Twitter: @cdchambs.


In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?

Crip Time, Sacred Time, and Holding History

Though theologies and practices vary, many Christians commit to sacred times of relation, mutual care, and patience as a form of devotion to God’s promise of justice, believing that this promise is their work to carry out, too. In the Sabbath lives a wider, eternal perspective and sacred release from daily rhythms, obligations, and productivity, an invitation into the transcendent.