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Hesed Lecture Series

Sponsored by the LatinX Student Group and the African and African Diaspora Student Group

The purpose of the Hesed lectureship at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is to promote awareness and church involvement in the area of social justice, thus enabling hesed, which is Hebrew for love in action. The Hesed lectureship was a grassroots effort started by Austin Seminary students of the (then) African American Student Group and Hispanic Student Association in 2014 to bring scholars from black, LatinX, and other marginalized communities to Austin Seminary’s campus. These voices had been under-represented in other lecture series on campus and students hoped their voices would deepen the community’s conversations in response to issues of justice.

Photos from the 2023 HESED Lectures

HESED X: 2023
For more information and questions, contact the HESED Organizing Team at!