As we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, our nation’s leading civil rights activists and faith leaders gather for the conference, Revolutionary Love: Complete the Dream. Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Ruby Sales, Rev. Dr. William Barber, Sister Simone Campbell, Rev. Brian McLaren, Valarie Kaur, Stosh Cotler, Rev. Traci Blackmon and Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis are among the confirmed speakers. As we seek to work against racism, poverty and militarism, we need Beloved Community and practical tools to create a more perfect union. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
2017 Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures and Theological School Alumni Reunion at Drew University
Communities often unite over crises yet separate over issues and it can be difficult to tell which is which. The 2017 Tipple-Vosburgh lecture series, featuring The Rev. Dr. William Barber II T’03, Sister Simone Campbell, The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis G’02,’04 and The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes focuses on integrating theory and practice to give churches, organizations and individuals the confidence and courage to transform society and help others embrace all humanity. Join us as we challenge each other to think more deeply and act more boldly for the healing of our communities and the world.
Let's come together. To strategize. To build on our foundation. To dismantle racism. Our 2017 conference Revolutionary Love: Disruptive Ethics to Dismantle Racism will be held at Middle Church April 28-30, 2017.
The Women's Therapy Centre Institute (WTCI) presents an evening on a crucial topic of our time, discussed by two experts in the field. Jacqui Lewis will speak from her perspective as pastor, and public theologian and activist and Harriet Lerner from her perspective as a psychologist and psychotherapist.
Join us for this candid conversation, moderated by The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, as we discuss the construct of race in America with Van Jones (President & Co-Founder of Dream Corps), Trabian Shorters (Founder & Ceo of BME Community), Aunjanue Ellis (Co-Founder of Take It Down America); and Anurag Gupta (Founder & CEO, Be More America).
Following a screening of the film Not Yo Mama's Movement, Jacqui Lewis takes part in a panel discussion with the filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo, Shaun King, and Amal Bentounsi.
Bestselling author Marianne Williamson (author of Tears to Triumph, Return to Love) joins The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis in the pulpit during Middle Church's Sunday worship celebration. Then, Marianne Williamson and Robert P. Jones (The End of White Christian America) join Jacqui Lewis in conversation exploring the state of our union.
The Leading Edge Conference 2016: Revolutionary Love—Tools, Tactics, and Truth-telling to Dismantle Racism
Our nation is in a crisis. Though there is only one race — the human race — racism is a construct with lethal consequences. People die while in its custody. Racism has annihilated the souls of citizens and ripped out the heart of our nation. Recent surveys show that 60% of the people in our nation think race relations are in a significant decline, that our dream for justice and equality is dying on the vine.
At the 10th annual Leading Edge Conference and the 6th annual Transform Network Gathering, we will learn and teach each other the best practical wisdom for movement-making, mingled with theoretical underpinnings and theological reflection. In plenaries, short talks, and small group conversations surrounded by music and art, we will create strategies for change.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.middleproject.org/conference-2016.
Presenter at Unitarian Universalist Association Ministers of Large Churches Gathering, Santa Barbara, CA
Come for Lab/Shul’s ritual musicians and special guests for a Sabbath morning worship event celebrating multi faith prophetic visions for justice. Special guests include
The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church; and others.
Come to Central Synagogue for a special Shabbat service, learning, and discussion before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister of Middle Collegiate Church, will offer a teaching during the service and will join in the Pavilion afterward for an interactive conversation on issues related to race in our country as well as a festive oneg.
Since Injustice is Here: Sermon at Unitarian Universalist President’s Council, UU Fellowship of Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
Featured Speaker at Diversity Colloquium: Race, Reconciliation, and Justice—A New Narrative, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey.
"Drawing from Dr. Jacqui Lewis’ insight as a pastor, scholar, community organizer, and urban prophet, this Diversity Colloquia seeks to expose how hardscrabble poverty and the pernicious effect of racism distort families and communities."
Invocation at NAACP LDF Annual National Equal Justice Award Dinner and 75th Anniversary Gala, New York, New York