Serene Jones is an American author and sixteenth president of Union Theological Seminary in New York, the first woman to hold that position. She has served as the chair of Yale University’s Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and is a past president of the American Academy of Religion.
Jesus tells us to welcome the stranger, to feed the hungry, to go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor. Jesus asks that we treat all of humanity with the same love, kindness and generosity that he modeled throughout his life.
In this far-reaching address, Rev. Jones describes the ways that white supremacy, greed, and the disregard for our environment have wounded our nation. She then offers a new path forward, one grounded in the love of Christ, and God's demand for justice.