The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.



                                     Ubuntu, Fierce Love, and Repairing Our Broken Places


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More than ever, I’m aware of the broken shards all around me. Broken promises made by founders who didn’t consider my ancestors—African and Indigenous—fully human; the remnants of broken laws meant to protect the vulnerable, shredded to keep the powerful in power; broken relationships—in families, communities, across political party and between people of faith. I’m convinced what’s broken in society mirrors our broken insides. The ubuntu philosophy—a person is a person through other people—reminds us that our destinies are inextricably connected. I’ll weave psychology, ubuntu and a theology of fierce love together to prescribe a way to heal our souls and the world.

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D., is Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, a 1,300-member multiethnic, welcoming, and inclusive congregation in New York City. She is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and earned her Ph.D. in Religion and Society/Psychology and Religion at Drew University. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. Lewis hosted “Just Faith,” an on-demand television program on and is a frequent media commentator. Her books include The Power of Stories: A Guide for Leaders in Multi-racial, Multi-cultural CongregationsTen Strategies for Becoming a Multiracial Congregation, and the children’s book, You Are So Wonderful!  She is currently at work on a book on how to heal souls and our world. Learn more at 

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