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2018 Chautauqua Season

Interfaith Friday: Eugene Sutton

Aug 24, 2018 2:00pm ‐ Aug 24, 2018 3:15pm



The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton is Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Formerly Canon Pastor of Washington National Cathedral and director of its Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, he has also served as a college chaplain, parish priest, and professor of homiletics and liturgy at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. 

Throughout his ministry in parishes and academia, Bishop Sutton has been a frequent leader of retreats and conferences on preaching, spirituality, nonviolence, and social justice. He co-founded Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington, an ecumenical network of churches and individuals committed to centering prayer and renewing the contemplative dimension of the gospel for daily living. In addition to his written articles and speeches, he is a contributor to the books The Diversity of Centering Prayer, and Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: Challenging the Epidemic of Gun Violence. Bishop Sutton has been named by the Center for American Progress as one of “Fourteen Faith Leaders to Watch” for his faith-led efforts to promote nonviolent solutions to conflicts.


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