The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis: Encountering Silence in Fierce Love
November 9, 2021
A conversation with noted author and activist Jacqui Lewis to celebrate the publication of "Fierce Love."
The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis—Author, Activist, and Public Theologian—is the first female and first Black Senior Minister to serve in the historic Collegiate Church of New York, which dates to 1628. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Dr. Lewis and her activist work have been featured by the TODAY Show, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, among many others.
In the silence I’ve learned there’s something about God… The silence is speaking. — Jacqui Lewis
Let’s be comfortable in the silence until we know. — Jacqui Lewis
Parents who want to raise revolutionary lovers cannot be silent. — Jacqui Lewis
She is the creator of the MSNBC online show Just Faith and the PBS show Faith and Justice, in which she led important conversations about culture and current events. Her new podcast, Love.Period., is produced by the Center for Action and Contemplation. Raised mostly in Chicago, she now lives with her husband in Manhattan.
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If white people are feeling like they’ve been so wounded because their power is eroding and that keeps them silent in the face of injustice — that is not the kind of silence we want. — the Reverend Doctor Jacqui Lewis
Episode 138: Encountering Silence in Fierce Love: A Conversation with the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis Hosted by: Cassidy Hall With: Kevin Johnson, Carl McColman Guest: Jacqui Lewis Date Recorded: November 1, 2021