Virtual lecture featuring David Whyte
Monday, October 5 at 7 PM
The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing is pleased to invite you to the Bishop Frank Kellogg Allan and Elizabeth Allan Inaugural Lecture which honors them for their decades of generosity and service to the Episcopal Church, educating children and commitment to creating space where Beloved Community is invited to form.
In addition to this, their love and commitment for the arts is clearly demonstrated by them through their personal engagement with them and their untiring efforts to encourage and create resources, opportunities and spaces for others to have greater access to the arts and the healing energy generated by them.
It is in keeping with this spirit of the gifts brought to us from the arts, that the Poet/Philosopher David Whyte has been invited to deliver the lecture to inaugurate this ongoing tribute to them which will occur on a biennial basis. David Whyte holds a degree in Marine Zoology, honorary degrees from Neumann College and Royal Roads University. He has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, Amazon and Himalayas. His life as a poet has created a readership and listenership in three normally mutually exclusive areas; the literate world of readings that most poets inhabit, the psychological and theological worlds of philosophical enquiry, and the world of vocation, work and organizational leadership.