Henry Luce Foundation grant to fund public discourse on race, justice and religion

Wake Forest University has received $250,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to commission and produce two original plays to be presented at the 2024 National Black Theatre Festival.

The project, “Finding Holy Ground: Performing Visions of Race and Justice in America,” is a collaboration among the School of Divinity, the North Carolina Black Repertory Company and Wake the Arts.

“Performance art expands our moral imaginations. It can enrich our sense of love, empathy and compassion. Thus we are grateful for the Luce Foundation’s generous support of our efforts.” said Jonathan Lee Walton, dean of the School of Divinity. “This collaboration between Wait Chapel, Wake the Arts, and the North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre represents our commitment to reach across traditional divides to pursue a common good.”

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Wait Chapel expands programming, strengthens community

Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University’s most iconic building, has hosted religious services, academic ceremonies, concerts, lectures, weddings and other events for more than 60 years. Jonathan Lee Walton, who joined the University in 2019 as Dean of the Divinity School and the inaugural Dean of Wait Chapel, is working diligently to ensure its continued relevance. Through collaborations on and off campus, Walton is implementing programming to bring more vibrancy to the building that’s situated near the center of campus.

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