Dr. Catherine Meeks to Preach at March 5 Evensong
February 21, 2017
March 5, 4:00 p.m. Choral Evensong
Chair of The Beloved Community:
Commission for Dismantling Racism in the Diocese of Atlanta.
Her sermon topic is "Christ and Racial Healing"
Dr. Catherine Meeks, Ph.D., is the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of Socio-Cultural Studies at Mercer University. She is an author, community and wellness activist, and mid-wife to the soul. Catherine is Founding Director of the Lane Center for Community Engagement and Service at Wesleyan College, Director of Aunt Maggie's Kitchen Table, a family resource center located in a public housing facility, and winner of the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Award for Community and Campus Partnership. She is organizer of Standing on Their Shoulders: A Celebration of the Wisdom of African American Women, a nine year project which identified and honored 100 African American Women and published a coffee table book highlighting their lives. Catherine is a founding member of the Center for Racial Understanding, organizer of city wide marches against violence, organized and implemented major community wellness fairs and events such as weight loss programs for indigent women and food and clothing drives.
Dr. Meeks is the author of five books, a bi-weekly newspaper column for the Macon Telegraph, daily wellness vignettes which were read on the radio for one year, articles for a variety of magazines and one inspirational CD. She is a religion columnist for the Huffington Post.