May 24, 2015

In honor of International Menstrual Hygiene Day, please join Move and Shake Women, partnered


with Women and Girls Working Group and WASH United, for ‪#‎BloodIssues‬: A Google Hangout Panel Discussion on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:30pm EST. Panel experts will discuss...

May 10, 2015


We are joining forces with the BEST researchers in Music, Religion, and Social Justice!



This summer, Alisha Lola Jones, Ph.D. will be collaborating with the BEST scholars and practitioners in religion, arts, and social justice to train participants in effective worsh...

May 9, 2015

The prophetic voices of ecumenical faith leaders became the catalyst for the Civil Rights movement for a ‘Righteous America.’ These faith leaders used their pulpits and sacred spaces to address their concerns for the least advantaged amongst them. The American society–...

May 9, 2015


Dear Family,

Even though I defended my dissertation last August, I am waiting to walk in June! The spring convocation is a great opportunity to participate in all of the graduation festivities that are offered once a year at the University of Chicago. If you would li...

May 9, 2015


"I had no idea how effective Facebook could be in building sisterhood until exploring some of the groups that are available on that platform. This year, through a mutual friend, I was invited to join Move & Shake: Academic Women Connecting in the Journey. This is a gr...


"If people are not clear about how you are gifted... You are not doing ministry through social media well." 

Alisha Lola Jones, Ph.D.




It’s time for women to create more new art, music, and liturgies that will transform our churches! Effective worship is crucial to social transformation, and participants will use their experiences of multiple cultural forms, their particular talents, and...

May 8, 2015


Earlier this year, I sojourned with members from the Society for the Study of Black Religion (SSBR) to storied Savannah, GA for our annual meeting. Savannah is known for its romantic vistas, colonial architecture, and lush gardens. It rained for half our trip and so w...

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