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Exhibit of photojournalist Erin Dunigan's work opens January 24 at Columbia Theological Seminary

2012-01-11

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Decatur, GA. “Do You See What I See?,” an exhibit featuring the work of photojournalist Erin Dunigan, opens Tuesday, January 24, in the Harrington Center at Columbia Theological Seminary. A reception for the artist will be held that evening from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Harrington Center. The public is welcome to attend. The exhibit is open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday through April 6, 2012. For more information, call 404.687.4577 or e-mail lifelonglearning@ctsnet.edu. Images may be viewed at www.erindunigan.com.

Erin Dunigan’s work has taken her around the world, as she seeks to focus attention on stories of people and everyday life in places that may be geographically far away, but which, in their humanity, can connect us. Ordained as a Presbyterian evangelist, she says, “Photography, at its most basic, is really about paying attention. It can be spiritual practice, a way of awakening to the present moment. Yet it is also about sharing that vision with others, as we seek to see not only what is but what is possible.” Born and raised in Southern California, she has lived in New Jersey, as well as St. Andrews, Scotland. She now spends much of her time in a small coastal community in Baja California, Mexico.
The exhibit opens in conjunction with the January 24-26 seminar “Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening.” Noted author Diana Butler Bass leads that event which focuses on questions raised by congregations, seminaries, and faith-based organizations and individuals who seek to be faithful at a time when former and current ways of being “church” are waning. For information about the seminar, including registration, click here.

Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The seminary offers seven graduate degree programs: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Educational Ministry, and Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling. Currently 421 students are enrolled, representing 30 denominations, 34 states, and 10 countries. More information: http://www.ctsnet.edu


Michael Thompson
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