The Summers Lectures bring to the Millsaps campus individuals who have gained national recognition for their perspectives on theological and social issues of today. Enriched by seminars and forum discussions, the lectures are intended to stimulate dialogue among people of all faiths.
Established in 1979 by the Rev. Lemuel C. Summers, the lecture series is for ministers, laypersons in the church, and general public. The lectures are free.
The annual series, planned by the Department of Religious Studies at Millsaps, is supplemented by the Reiff-Lewis Endowed Seminar Fund, in honor of emeriti religion professors Dr. Lee Reiff and Dr. T. W. Lewis. The fund provides supplemental support for the lectures through leadership training and response groups.