61 minutes | Jun 15, 2021

Grace Spring Forum Online with Kim Jackson

June 2021 is Pride Month. While there won’t be a parade this year, there is still much to celebrate. And there’s still much work to be done in the struggle for true equality and acceptance for LGBTQ+ people. We are proud to be joined this month by Kim Jackson, as a guest at The Forum and to preach on Pride Sunday, June 27. Jackson is a State Senator for District 41 in Georgia, an Episcopal priest, and with her spouse, Trina, a lifelong advocate for social justice. Each year the cathedral chooses a theme for inspiration and reflection, and in 2021 our theme is healing. Join Dean Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Senator Jackson about social justice, getting things done, and the celebration of Pride.   You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Text Think to 76278. About the guest Kim Jackson serves as Senator for Georgia State Senate District 41, representing portions of Dekalb and Gwinnett counties. Kim works every day to build a safer, fairer, and more prosperous Georgia, and bring the diverse voices of her district to the Capitol: immigrants, refugees, and people living on the margins. An Episcopal priest from the rural South, Kim made Georgia home over a decade ago. After graduating from Furman University, Kim volunteered as an EMT and led her colleagues at Emory’s Candler School of Theology to advocate for Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia. Upon receiving her Master of Divinity, Kim commenced her vocation as an Episcopal priest. Over the past 10 years of ministry, she has served as a college chaplain, a nationally renowned consultant and preacher, and a parish priest. As the Vicar of the Church of the Common Ground, Kim co-creates Church with people who are experiencing homelessness in downtown Atlanta. She and her spouse live on a small urban farm in Stone Mountain with goats, ducks, honeybees, and chickens. About the host   The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.  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, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, 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
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