The Rev. Robert W. Lee, IV to speak & preach at Grace, The Plains
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As we approach the one year anniversary of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA, Grace Church in The Plains is honored to welcome the Rev. Rob Lee, IV as our guest for a forum discussion at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 and as our guest preacher on Sunday, August 12 at the 10:30 a.m. service. You are invited to Grace Church for these events as we remember the victims of Charlottesville throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
About Rob: The Reverend Robert Wright Lee IV is a pastor, professor, and author. A graduate of Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, he received his Master of Theological Studies in May of 2017. He currently teaches on the faculty of Appalachian State University and is pursuing a PhD in homiletics at Chicago Theological Seminary.
Rob, who is a descendant of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, is also engaged as an activist in the field of racial reconciliation. He writes for a number of religious and secular outlets, and he recently appeared on MTV at the Video Music Awards to speak out against white supremacy and racism. A native of Statesville, North Carolina, he lives there with his wife, Stephanie, and his toy poodle, Frank.
Rob’s book “A Sin By Any Other Name” is due out in April of 2019.
The Rev. Dr. Bernice King, CEO of The King Center in Atlanta writes:
“I am honored to write the Foreword for this book, because I believe that God is still at work for the cause of racial reconciliation. In April 1963, my father, wrote his letter to the Clergy from a Birmingham Jail. In 2018, fifty five years later, Robert W. Lee IV, a descendant of General Robert E. Lee, writes his love letter to the Church and to the South through this book. Both my father’s letter and Robert’s book, deal with racism in America and point to our need for racial reconciliation.”
Grace Church is committed to living out the promises of our Baptism, including our faith in the public square. The Grace Speakers Series engages important issues of our time through theological reflection, and building bridges. All are welcome.