October 29, Adam Russell Taylor will join us at 6 p.m.

He will be speaking on his book, A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community.

Books will be available on-site. Recommended donation $20.

“In A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community, Adam builds the clear case for America’s need to come to terms with and repent for the ways it has woefully fallen short of extending the full meaning of its creed to all. Without that change, Adam insists, we will never realize our full potential, and we will remain hopelessly divided. Looking back is not enough, he argues; we must also lean forward in embracing and communicating a radically more unifying and compelling moral vision of the America that we sustain and that sustains us.

After decades of protests, forty-five arrests, and thirty-three years in Congress, I still believe in the power of the Beloved Community vision to ultimately transform our nation into a more perfect union. I still believe that we will create the Beloved Community, we will redeem the soul of America. I still believe we shall overcome. With great urgency, clarity, and hope, this book provides a moral road map showing us how.”

United States Representative John Lewis (1940–2020), July 2020, from the forward to A More Perfect Union

October 30, Rev. Adam Russell Taylor preaches at Plymouth.

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is president of Sojourners, an ecumenical Christian organization that works to advance justice and peace. He previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group, served as Vice President of Advocacy at World Vision U.S., was cofounder and executive director of Global Justice, and was selected as a White House Fellow under the Obama administration. A graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Taylor is ordained in the American Baptist Church and the Progressive National Baptist Convention and serves at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia.