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.
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