Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to speak Oct. 11

Sept. 18, 2017

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Bishop Michael Curry

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The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, 27th presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, will give a public lecture on "Racial Realities and the Beloved Community" on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Emory University’s Cannon Chapel. The event is hosted by the Episcopal Studies program at Candler School of Theology.

A panel discussion featuring Candler’s associate professor of Christian ethics Ellen Ott Marshall, Bishop of Atlanta the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, and Associate Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church the Rev. Kimberly Jackson will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by Monday, Oct. 9. Register here.

A graduate of Yale Divinity School, Curry was installed as the 27th presiding bishop and primate in November 2015. Prior to his election and installation, he served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland. In 2000, Curry was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, and served in that role until 2015. He has received honorary degrees from Episcopal Divinity School, Sewanee, Virginia Theological Seminary and Yale. 

Cannon Chapel is located on the Emory campus at 515 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322.