DCPC’s Social Justice Committee Welcomes Graves-Fitzsimmons
Davidson College Presbyterian Church’s Social Justice Committee welcomes Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons on Sunday October 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Lingle Chapel. He will be providing the Keynote Address at the end of a month-long study entitled: LGBTQ Voices and the Christian Movement. He is also speaking earlier in the day (9:45 a.m.) at the DCPC Congregation House.
Graves-Fitzsimmons is a leading voice in calling for a more just world and full inclusion of LGBTQ people in communities of faith. An award winning journalist, his writing on religion and public life has appeared in Religion News Service, the Washington Post, USA Today, ThinkProgress, the Texas Tribune, Sojourners, Religion Dispatches, and the Louisville Courier-Journal. He has been quoted by CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle, and the New York Times Magazine. Named by The Center for American Progress as one of 9 LGBTQ Religious Leaders to Watch in 2019, Guthrie’s first book, Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity (Fortress Press) will be released in 2020.
Graves-Fitzsimmons earned his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where he was the William Sloane Coffin Scholar. He is a Bible study teacher and deacon at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. His husband, the Rev. John Russell Stanger, is a Presbyterian pastor and therapist in private practice. They enjoy board games, traveling, and watching Saturday Night Live on Sunday afternoons after church.