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Grace Forum: Free at Last: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Movement to End Slavery for Good (In-Person and Zoom)

May 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This Forum kicks off an evening of Grace Cathedral’s advocacy to End Slavery for Good. Join Presiding Bishop Curry on screen from New York and Bishop Marc live from Grace Cathedral. They’ll discuss the Free at Last Coalition, and how the national movement to change the 13th amendment has gathered a diverse group from across the political spectrum under its banner. Following the Forum, stay for a special contemporary service with Bishop Marc preaching, and SFJAZZ musician Destiny Muhammad, joined by a quartet, hallowing the long struggle for justice.

While President Lincoln made the Emancipation Proclamation, state and legal law still allow for involuntary servitude — slavery by another name — as punishment for a crime. This is enshrined in the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. Disproportionately applied to Black and Brown people, this “punishment clause” subverts justice, and needs to be removed to free this nation from the institution of slavery.  

Following Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Diocesan Bishop Marc Andrus, Grace Cathedral endorsed the movement. Through November 2022, there will be opportunities to learn the issues, frame them in light of Anglican Christian ethics, develop meaningful relationships and advocate with elected officials. An issue of this magnitude invites the active participation of the whole community, and has a place for everyone, including you.

About the Guest 

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. At the church’s 78th General Convention in June 2015, he was elected to a nine-year term in this role and installed in November of that year; he serves as The Episcopal Church’s chief pastor, spokesperson, and president and chief executive officer. Throughout his ministry, Bishop Curry has been a prophetic leader, particularly in the areas of racial reconciliation, climate change, evangelism, immigration policy and marriage equality. The animating vision and message of his ministry is Jesus of Nazareth and his way of radical, sacrificial love and he regularly reminds Episcopalians they are “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.” Bishop Curry was ordained a priest in 1978 and served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland until his 2000 election as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. He graduated with high honors from Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. Bishop Curry is the author of five books and a regular guest on national and international media outlets. Read more… 

About the Moderator 

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. Prior to his election in 2006, he served as Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.  His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, including immigration reform, civil rights for LBGTQ+ persons, health care, and climate change. Bishop Andrus serves on the boards of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, California Pacific Medical Center, the Episcopal Impact Fund, the Episcopal School for Deacons, Episcopal Community Services, and the American Bach Soloists, among other foundations.  Read more …  

About  The  Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online 

Event Details

The Forum takes place in Nave. The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the breezeway on Sacramento Street between Taylor and Jones Streets or via the garage elevator.

COVID Safety

Masks are required inside the cathedral. Visit our regathering page for the latest information on our safety protocols.

Give to Grace

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. There are many ways to give including texting “GRACE” to 76278 from your phone!

Details

Date:
May 11, 2022
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Grace Forum: Free at Last: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Movement to End Slavery for Good (In-Person and Zoom)

This Forum kicks off an evening of Grace Cathedral’s advocacy to End Slavery for Good. Join Presiding Bishop Curry on screen from New York and Bishop Marc live from Grace Cathedral. They’ll discuss the Free at Last Coalition, and how the national movement to change the 13th amendment has gathered a diverse group from across the political spectrum under its banner. Following the Forum, stay for a special contemporary service with Bishop Marc preaching, and SFJAZZ musician Destiny Muhammad, joined by a quartet, hallowing the long struggle for justice.

While President Lincoln made the Emancipation Proclamation, state and legal law still allow for involuntary servitude — slavery by another name — as punishment for a crime. This is enshrined in the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. Disproportionately applied to Black and Brown people, this “punishment clause” subverts justice, and needs to be removed to free this nation from the institution of slavery.  

Following Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Diocesan Bishop Marc Andrus, Grace Cathedral endorsed the movement. Through November 2022, there will be opportunities to learn the issues, frame them in light of Anglican Christian ethics, develop meaningful relationships and advocate with elected officials. An issue of this magnitude invites the active participation of the whole community, and has a place for everyone, including you.

About the Guest 

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. At the church’s 78th General Convention in June 2015, he was elected to a nine-year term in this role and installed in November of that year; he serves as The Episcopal Church’s chief pastor, spokesperson, and president and chief executive officer. Throughout his ministry, Bishop Curry has been a prophetic leader, particularly in the areas of racial reconciliation, climate change, evangelism, immigration policy and marriage equality. The animating vision and message of his ministry is Jesus of Nazareth and his way of radical, sacrificial love and he regularly reminds Episcopalians they are “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.” Bishop Curry was ordained a priest in 1978 and served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland until his 2000 election as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. He graduated with high honors from Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. Bishop Curry is the author of five books and a regular guest on national and international media outlets. Read more… 

About the Moderator 

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. Prior to his election in 2006, he served as Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.  His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, including immigration reform, civil rights for LBGTQ+ persons, health care, and climate change. Bishop Andrus serves on the boards of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, California Pacific Medical Center, the Episcopal Impact Fund, the Episcopal School for Deacons, Episcopal Community Services, and the American Bach Soloists, among other foundations.  Read more …  

About  The  Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online 

Event Details

The Forum takes place in Nave. The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the breezeway on Sacramento Street between Taylor and Jones Streets or via the garage elevator.

COVID Safety

Masks are required inside the cathedral. Visit our regathering page for the latest information on our safety protocols.

Give to Grace

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. There are many ways to give including texting “GRACE” to 76278 from your phone!





Wednesday

May 11, 2022
5:00PM - 6:00PM

This Forum kicks off an evening of Grace Cathedral’s advocacy to End Slavery for Good. Join Presiding Bishop Curry on screen from New York and Bishop Marc live from Grace Cathedral. They’ll discuss the Free at Last Coalition, and how the national movement to change the 13th amendment has gathered a diverse group from across the political spectrum under its banner. Following the Forum, stay for a special contemporary service with Bishop Marc preaching, and SFJAZZ musician Destiny Muhammad, joined by a quartet, hallowing the long struggle for justice.

While President Lincoln made the Emancipation Proclamation, state and legal law still allow for involuntary servitude — slavery by another name — as punishment for a crime. This is enshrined in the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. Disproportionately applied to Black and Brown people, this “punishment clause” subverts justice, and needs to be removed to free this nation from the institution of slavery.  

Following Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Diocesan Bishop Marc Andrus, Grace Cathedral endorsed the movement. Through November 2022, there will be opportunities to learn the issues, frame them in light of Anglican Christian ethics, develop meaningful relationships and advocate with elected officials. An issue of this magnitude invites the active participation of the whole community, and has a place for everyone, including you.

About the Guest 

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. At the church’s 78th General Convention in June 2015, he was elected to a nine-year term in this role and installed in November of that year; he serves as The Episcopal Church’s chief pastor, spokesperson, and president and chief executive officer. Throughout his ministry, Bishop Curry has been a prophetic leader, particularly in the areas of racial reconciliation, climate change, evangelism, immigration policy and marriage equality. The animating vision and message of his ministry is Jesus of Nazareth and his way of radical, sacrificial love and he regularly reminds Episcopalians they are “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.” Bishop Curry was ordained a priest in 1978 and served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland until his 2000 election as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. He graduated with high honors from Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. Bishop Curry is the author of five books and a regular guest on national and international media outlets. Read more… 

About the Moderator 

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. Prior to his election in 2006, he served as Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.  His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, including immigration reform, civil rights for LBGTQ+ persons, health care, and climate change. Bishop Andrus serves on the boards of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, California Pacific Medical Center, the Episcopal Impact Fund, the Episcopal School for Deacons, Episcopal Community Services, and the American Bach Soloists, among other foundations.  Read more …  

About  The  Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online 

Event Details

The Forum takes place in Nave. The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the breezeway on Sacramento Street between Taylor and Jones Streets or via the garage elevator.

COVID Safety

Masks are required inside the cathedral. Visit our regathering page for the latest information on our safety protocols.

Give to Grace

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. There are many ways to give including texting “GRACE” to 76278 from your phone!

Wednesday

May 11, 2022
5:00PM - 6:00PM




Wednesday

May 11, 2022
5:00PM - 6:00PM

This Forum kicks off an evening of Grace Cathedral’s advocacy to End Slavery for Good. Join Presiding Bishop Curry on screen from New York and Bishop Marc live from Grace Cathedral. They’ll discuss the Free at Last Coalition, and how the national movement to change the 13th amendment has gathered a diverse group from across the political spectrum under its banner. Following the Forum, stay for a special contemporary service with Bishop Marc preaching, and SFJAZZ musician Destiny Muhammad, joined by a quartet, hallowing the long struggle for justice.

While President Lincoln made the Emancipation Proclamation, state and legal law still allow for involuntary servitude — slavery by another name — as punishment for a crime. This is enshrined in the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. Disproportionately applied to Black and Brown people, this “punishment clause” subverts justice, and needs to be removed to free this nation from the institution of slavery.  

Following Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Diocesan Bishop Marc Andrus, Grace Cathedral endorsed the movement. Through November 2022, there will be opportunities to learn the issues, frame them in light of Anglican Christian ethics, develop meaningful relationships and advocate with elected officials. An issue of this magnitude invites the active participation of the whole community, and has a place for everyone, including you.

About the Guest 

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. At the church’s 78th General Convention in June 2015, he was elected to a nine-year term in this role and installed in November of that year; he serves as The Episcopal Church’s chief pastor, spokesperson, and president and chief executive officer. Throughout his ministry, Bishop Curry has been a prophetic leader, particularly in the areas of racial reconciliation, climate change, evangelism, immigration policy and marriage equality. The animating vision and message of his ministry is Jesus of Nazareth and his way of radical, sacrificial love and he regularly reminds Episcopalians they are “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.” Bishop Curry was ordained a priest in 1978 and served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland until his 2000 election as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. He graduated with high honors from Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. Bishop Curry is the author of five books and a regular guest on national and international media outlets. Read more… 

About the Moderator 

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. Prior to his election in 2006, he served as Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.  His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, including immigration reform, civil rights for LBGTQ+ persons, health care, and climate change. Bishop Andrus serves on the boards of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, California Pacific Medical Center, the Episcopal Impact Fund, the Episcopal School for Deacons, Episcopal Community Services, and the American Bach Soloists, among other foundations.  Read more …  

About  The  Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online 

Event Details

The Forum takes place in Nave. The entrance to the cathedral is at the top of the Great Steps. The accessible entrance is via the breezeway on Sacramento Street between Taylor and Jones Streets or via the garage elevator.

COVID Safety

Masks are required inside the cathedral. Visit our regathering page for the latest information on our safety protocols.

Give to Grace

Your gift helps Grace Cathedral realize its vision: a spiritually alive world. There are many ways to give including texting “GRACE” to 76278 from your phone!