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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to Give Virtual Book Talk; Ian Markham and Ray Suarez to Contribute

Media Contact: Curtis Prather  
Tel: 703-461-1782  
Email: cprather@vts.edu  
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Virginia Theological Seminary’s Center for Anglican Communion Studies (CACS) is pleased to host an online book talk with Bishop Michael Curry on his new book, "Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times." The event will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 12:45-1:45 p.m. EST.  
The discussion will be hosted by Seminary Dean and President Ian Markham and award-winning journalist Ray Suarez. Those interested in participating can sign up here or watch live on the CACS Facebook page or the VTS YouTube channel.  
In his new book, "Love is the Way," Bishop Curry offers an inspirational road map for living the way of love. Through the prism of his faith, ancestry, and personal journey, Love is the Way shows us how America came this far and, more importantly, how to go a whole lot further. 
By sharing stories from his childhood as the descendent of slaves and the son of civil rights activists, through his ordination, and on to the historic changes and events that have transpired since his election as the first African-American presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Curry illustrates why love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, and competing claims to speak for God. 
Copies of  "Love is the Way" are available @ https://bit.ly/loveisthewaybook!  
Founded in 1823 as a beacon of hope in a country new and finding its way, Virginia Theological Seminary is the flagship Seminary of the Episcopal Church. One of our first benefactors was Francis Scott Key whose poem provides the text for our national anthem. In the 191 years since being established, VTS has led the way in forming leaders of the Episcopal Church, including: the Most Rev. John E. Hines (VTS 1933, D.D. 1946), former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Rt. Rev. John T. Walker (VTS 1954, D.D. 1978), the first African-American bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; and theologian, author and lay preacher Ms. Verna J. Dozier (VTS D.D. 1978). Serving the worldwide Anglican Communion, Virginia Theological Seminary educates approximately 25% of those being ordained who received residential theological education. Visit us online at www.vts.edu.  
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