Our Time for Transformation is Now
Rev. Cecil Williams is Co-Founder of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. For over 45 years, Reverend Cecil Williams has expanded the limits of spirituality, compassion and diversity as Founder and Minister of Liberation of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. As minister, author, social activist, lecturer, community leader and spokesperson for the poor and marginalized, Reverend Williams is respected and recognized as a national leader on the forefront of change and in the struggle for civil and human rights. His ministry underscores his roots in liberation theology. Often considered controversial and radical, Rev. Williams was one of the first clergymen to take a revolutionary stand for same sex couples by presiding over their weddings four decades before today’s struggle to legalize gay marriage. In 1986, Reverend Williams became the Chairman for the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Committee at the request of Mrs. Coretta Scott King. Reverend Williams was the recipient of the 2008 National Caring Award presented by the Caring Institute in Washington, D.C.
Williams, Cecil, "Our Time for Transformation is Now" (2002). Huston Smith Lecture Series. 1.
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