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How to Embrace Radical Difference: A Conversation with Rev. Jen Bailey

  • The Grove 760 Chapel Street New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

From Ferguson to Charleston, Orlando to Baltimore, Dallas to Baton Rouge, the events of the past three years have uncovered through violent acts of domestic terror the wounds at the heart of our democracy. It is clear that in the absence of a new moral and ethical vision for our nation we will continue to self-isolate—surrounding ourselves exclusively with those who think, act, believe, and look like us because it feels like the safest alternative. What if instead of retreating into isolation, we began to embrace our radical differences as a means of breaking free from harmful narratives that force us to prioritize one identity over another?

Rev. Jen Bailey is an ordained minister, public theologian, and emerging national leader in multi-faith movement for justice. She currently serves as the Founding Executive Director of the Faith Matters Network.

This event is part of Yale Humanist Community’s Humanist Haven 2016-17 “How to be Human” speaker series. How should we live? What makes for a good life? How do we get out of bed in the morning? Some days these questions feel bigger and harder to answer than others. Join us on Sundays to explore how to be human—bring your questions, and come connect and reflect with others. (And if you still need help with the whole getting out of bed thing, we always have free coffee from the Happiness Lab!) Learn more at