Rev. John Floberg to receive honorary degree at Bexley Seabury convocation

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. John Floberg, a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, will be one of three guest faculty at Bexley Seabury Seminary’s Convocation 2017, where he is scheduled to receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.

Bexley Seabury alums, faculty, staff and supporters will gather April 26 in Chicago, Illinois, to learn from and be inspired by Floberg, the Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart and Kenji Kuramitsu. The three will share their experiences working to reform the criminal justice system, to preserve human life and the environment and to replace racial, ethnic and gender privilege with equality for all.

Floberg is supervising priest for three Episcopal congregations at Standing Rock Sioux Nation and canon missioner for the Diocese of North Dakota. He has played a prominent role in the demonstrations in support of the Standing Rock Sioux in opposition to part of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Fisher-Stewart is associate rector at Calvary Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C., founder of the Center for the Study of Faith in Justice and a former captain with the District’s Metropolitan Police Department.

Kuramitsu is a writer and Master of Divinity student at Chicago’s McCormick Theological Seminary who serves on the national board of directors of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Reformation Project.

The convocation kicks off at 2 p.m. April 26 with a forum led by Bexley Seabury President Roger Ferlo. Full information on the convocation can be found at bexleyseabury.edu/2017-convocation.

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