San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright
"The Leadership of Jesus"
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2 pm – 3:30 pm $30.00
Thursday, November 3, 2016 11 am – 12:30 pm $30.00
Discount for Both Lectures - $50.00
The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright will deliver the prestigious Paddock Lectures, Wednesday and Thursday, November 2 and 3, 2016.
The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright is the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. At the time of his election in June 2012, he had served 10 years as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Prior to that, he was a school chaplain and on the staff of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City.
Since becoming bishop, Wright addressed the Georgia state legislature about gun control, spoke up for Medicaid expansion and has been a vocal and active opponent of the death penalty in Georgia. In commemoration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, he prayed with a City of Atlanta sanitation crew before taking an early morning shift on the back of a city garbage truck.
The Paddock Lectures were founded in 1880 by General Seminary benefactor George A. Jarvis and named in memory of The Rt. Rev. Benjamin Henry Paddock, Bishop of Massachusetts and of the Class of 1852. The Lectures have brought to General's campus a remarkable group of Anglican scholars, including William Temple, Charles Henry Brent, Francis Joseph Hall, Owen Chadwick, John Mbiti, Norman Pittinger, and Sarah Coakley.
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