The inspired and connected Rev. Jennifer Bailey (check out her many interviews and appearances) joins me to discuss her beautiful book, To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss and Radical Hope. She also talks about her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, having a son, and finding her way to truth.

Rev. Jennifer Bailey is an ordained minister, public theologian, and national leader in the multi-faith movement for justice. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Faith Matters Network, a womanist-led organization equipping community organizers, faith leaders, and activists with resources for connection, spiritual sustainability, and accompaniment. An Ashoka Fellow, Aspen Ideas Scholar, On Being Fellow, New Pluralist Field Builder and Truman Scholar, Rev. Jen earned degrees from Tufts University and Vanderbilt University Divinity School where she was awarded the Wilber F. Tillett Prize for accomplishments in the study of theology.

A sought-after commentator and public speaker on the intersection of religion and public life, Rev. Jen has spoken at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit, Makers, TEDXSkoll, and the White House. Her work has been featured on On Being with Krista Tippett, CBS This Morning, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and dozens of other publications. Jen currently sits on the boards of The Fetzer Institute, Jessie Ball duPont Fund, and The Healing Trust. She is also ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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