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Episcopal bishop visiting LR church

by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | December 10, 2016 at 2:37 a.m.

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will preach at Christ Episcopal Church during the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist on Sunday. Curry will also participate in a question and answer session at 9:15 a.m.

The church is at 509 Scott St. in downtown Little Rock.

The presiding bishop will also speak at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, in Sturgis Hall, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Seating for the talk can be reserved by emailing [email protected] or calling (501) 683-5239.

Curry, 63, was elected as the 27th presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church during the church's General Convention in Salt Lake City in June 2015. He was installed to the post on Nov. 1, 2015.

As presiding bishop, Curry is the denomination's chief pastor. He is also president and chief executive officer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and chairman of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church.

A native of Chicago, he is a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., and earned a master of divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Conn., in 1978.

Curry preaches and teaches around the country and is interested in issues of social justice, particularly immigration and marriage equality. He is also a writer. His most recent book, Songs My Grandma Sang, was published in 2015.

Information about Curry's visit to Christ Episcopal Church is available by calling (501) 375-2342 or online at

Religion on 12/10/2016

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