An Urban Center in Detroit for Spiritual Renewal and Social Justice

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit
4605 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
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June 23, 2019
Where from Here?
Pastor Bill and Lydia Wylie-Kellermann

Eleven years ago, before it was legal in Michigan, Lydia Wylie-Kellermann and her partner Erinn Fahey were married at St Peter’s Episcopal Detroit. In consequence, ecclesiastical charges were brought against her father, Bill Wylie-Kellermann, a United Methodist pastor. Now, the UMC is about to split over the full inclusion of LGBTQ members in the church. Lydia and Bill will share out of their experience in relation to the present moment.

Bill Wylie-Kellermann is an author, teacher, nonviolent community activist, and retired pastor living and working in Detroit. In Jesus, he bets his life on the gospel non-violence, good news to the poor, Word made flesh, and freedom from the power of death.
Lydia Wylie-Kellermann is the editor of Geez magazine focused on contemplative cultural resistance. We explore the point at which word, action and image intersect, and then ignite. She lives in southwest Detroit with her partner and two sons.

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