Author Talk: 'Black and Episcopalian'
Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10:00 AM
Join us for an author talk: ‘Black and Episcopalian’
The Diocesan Commission on Dismantling Racism is hosting a conversation with Gayle Fisher-Stewart, author of Black and Episcopalian.
You are invited to join Gayle Fisher-Stewart, author of “Black and Episcopalian: The Struggle for Inclusion,” for a Zoom presentation and conversation with members of the Diocesan Commission on Dismantling Racism.
Fisher-Stewart is an Episcopal priest and university instructor and, prior to her ordination in 2015, served 20 years as an officer in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department.
In her 2022 book, Fisher-Stewart “argues that whiteness is embedded in every aspect of religious life, from seminary to Christian education to last rites. Is it possible to be Black and Episcopalian and not feel alien? In her words, we learn that inclusivity, above all, must be authentic.”
Join us on Zoom at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 for the hourlong presentation and conversation.
Guests at the chat with Fisher-Stewart need not have read the book in advance to get something out of the conversation. However, previews of the book are available on its website, and both digital and hard-copy versions are available to purchase there as well.
After the presentation, guests are invited to stay for an abbreviated meeting of the Commission on Dismantling Racism to hear more about this important ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.