As our nation marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., Christ Church Cathedral welcomes the noted theologian Kelly Brown Douglas, who will speak in Reynolds Hall from 10–11 a.m. and sign copies of her book latest book, “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God” in the Cathedral Bookstore at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas is professor of religion at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md. As a leading voice in the development of a womanist theology, she is counted “among this country’s most distinguished religious thinkers, teachers, ministers, and counselors,” according to Essence magazine. A widely-published author, Douglas is a pioneering and highly sought-after voice addressing sexual issues as they relate to the black religious community. In 1985, Douglas was the first black woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, and one of only five nationwide at the time. Rev. Douglas spent over 20 years as an associate priest at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., and now serves at the Washington National Cathedral.
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY
8:00 a.m. The Lectionary. Before the worship service, read and discuss the lessons assigned for the Sunday morning worship. Always a lively conversation!