In the new episode of the YDS “Quadcast,” Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry ’78 M.Div. reflects on his fiery sermon on love at the royal wedding, becoming the first person of color to lead the Episcopal Church, and why the world needs “crazy Christians.”
Elected as Presiding Bishop in 2015, Curry serves as The Episcopal Church’s chief pastor, spokesperson, and president and chief executive officer. Throughout his ministry, the YDS/Berkeley graduate has been a prophetic leader, particularly in the areas of racial reconciliation, climate change, evangelism, immigration policy, and marriage equality. The animating vision and message of his ministry is Jesus of Nazareth and his way of radical, sacrificial love, and he regularly reminds Episcopalians they are “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.”
Bishop Curry was ordained a priest in 1978 and served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland until his 2000 election as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. He is the author of five books and a regular guest on national and international media outlets.
“The Quadcast” is hosted by Emily Judd ’19 M.A.R., who is Senior Communications Specialist at the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, an international humanitarian organization supported by Pope Francis, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, and the leadership of the United Arab Emirates. She previously worked as a journalist in the Middle East.