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Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times
In his latest book, Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times, The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, the first African-American to lead the denomination, weaves together stories from his own life with messages of how we can all live the way of love. While Bishop Curry may be known in popular culture for his sermon at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, his life work has been to fight for human and equal rights, the respect and recognition of immigrants at the border and Indigenous people, and the LGBTQ+ community. His work is based in the simple idea that if we live the way of love, we can change the world for the better.

Love comes in many forms - romantic love, brotherly love - but what Bishop Curry is talking about here is agape - the love for one another or sacrificial love that seeks the good and wellbeing of others. It is love that transcends religion or gender or background - it is the balm that can heal. The way of love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God.

Bishop Curry will be in conversation with The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, the twelfth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago (2008-2020).

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Love is the Way from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Bishop Curry and Bishop Lee that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/bishop-michael-curry-love-way-fan-program

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Apr 20, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry
27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church @https://www.episcopalchurch.org/presiding-bishop-michael-curry/biography/
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Elected in 2015, he is the first African-American to lead the denomination. and is a strong advocate for many social justice causes, including immigration, same-sex marriage, and racial reconciliation. He was previously bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. He officiated at the 2018 funeral services for both former President George H. W. Bush and Sen. John McCain, and delivered a stirring sermon at the 2018 wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The descendant of enslaved Africans brought to North America by way of the trans-Atlantic slave routes, Bishop Curry was born in Maywood, IL. He graduated with high honors from Hobart College in 1975, and received a Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, CT.
The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee
Twelfth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago (2008-2020) @https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Lee_(bishop)
The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee was the twelfth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. He was elected in 2007 and consecrated on February 2, 2008. He served the diocese, which includes 34,000 Episcopalians in 127 congregations across northern and west central Illinois, until December 31, 2020. Beginning on April 1, 2021, he will serve the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee as provisional bishop designee. A charismatic preacher, liturgist, and spiritual leader, Bishop Lee was committed to helping congregations in the Diocese of Chicago grow the church, form the faithful, and change the world. During his tenure, he led a cultural shift that focused the diocese’s resources on fostering cultural vitality; oversaw the reunification of the dioceses of Quincy and Chicago; helped diocesan leaders begin to address the legacy of slavery; oversaw significant growth and capacity building in Latino congregations; and led a capital campaign that raised more than $8 million.
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