Meet our 2023 General Meeting Keynote Presenter: the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis!
Jacqui is an author, activist, preacher, and public theologian, featured on PBS, CBS, and others, with her writing published in the The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many more. Dr. Lewis, along with her spouse, the Rev. John Janka, co-founded the Middle Project and The Revolutionary Love Conference, a justice conference which is now in its 17th year.
Jacqui is ordained in the Presbyterian Church, and is the first African American and first woman to serve as a senior minister in the Middle Collegiate Church, which was founded in New York City in 1628 and is the oldest continuous Protestant Church in North America. She has a M.Div. From Princeton Theological Seminary, where she fell in love with urban ministry, and she returned to graduate school for a Ph.D. in Religion and Society: Psychology and Religion.
Jacqui’s books include The Power of Stories; Ten Essential Strategies (with John Janka); Becoming Like Creoles (with Curtiss de Young, et al), and the children’s book, You Are So Wonderful! Harmony/Penguin Random House published her book, Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World in 2021. Her next book is the Just Love Story Bible for Children (Beaming Books, 2024).
A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World
“Fierce Love is a manifesto for all generations, a universalist’s vision for mending our broken hearts and fractured world.” We are so excited to be hearing about Jacqui’s new book and will have copies to sell (maybe you’ll get her to sign yours!) at the AGM.
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