The Church and the Moral and Spiritual Future of America

Thu, May 23, 2013 2:00 pm

St. Margaret's Courtyard, CDSP Campus

President and Dean Mark Richardson will moderate a public panel discussion with Bonnie Anderson, Bishop Mark Hollingsworth and Sister Simone Campbell.  They will be discussing, "The Church and the Moral and Spiritual Future of America."

The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr, is Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio and a graduate of Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Previously, Hollingsworth served as Archdeacon of the Diocese of Massachusetts and rector of St. Anne’s in-the-Fields in Lincoln, Mass. Hollingsworth has served on the Board of Trustees of CDSP, as well as a faculty member for CREDO (Clergy Responsibility Education Discernment Opportunity). Currently he is serving on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church and the Board of Directors for the Episcopal Preaching Foundation.

Sr. Simone Campbell, the executive director of NETWORK, a leader in the global movement for justice and peace, is a religious leader, an attorney and poet. Most recently. She has extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. Prior to NETWORK, she served as executive director of JERICHO, an interfaith public policy and advocacy organization. As an attorney, she represented low income people for 18 years in California where she founded the Community Law Center in Oakland California. Last summer, 2012, and a group of Sisters, together known as Nuns on the Bus, literally got on a bus and embarked on a trip through nine States to call attention to the financial cuts to the poor being considered in Washington, DC.

Bonnie Anderson, past president of the House of Deputies for The Episcopal Church, is known in the church as a champion for the ministry of the laity, an advocate for marginalized people, a preacher who speaks to the people in the pew, and a skilled community organizer. Anderson is also an author of articles, writer and preacher of sermons and homilies, and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan.

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