A Radical Journey to Fierce Love

Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
June 29, 2022

The fires of human living have taught me that we are greater in love than we are in hate. This moment (post SCOTUS overturning Roe v Wade) we’re in requires big radical fierce love and bold intersectional work. These issues we are facing in this moment are just as much mine as they are yours. As Audre Lorde said, “no one is free until we are all free.”

Let’s get free together.

It starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with us!

“Take Off Your Mask First!”
Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
November 14, 2021

Turning to Faith in the Wake of Tragedy

As heard on The Takeaway | WNYC Studios

Reverend Jacqui Lewis is Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church. She is the author of Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World and the host of the “Love.Period.” Podcast.

Reverend Jacqui Lewis a regular of the show and she always leaves our listeners with a timely message about the power of love and radical acceptance. We spoke with the Reverend Jacqui Lewis, Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church about how she’s making sense of the tragic Buffalo massacre.


Our Unique American Grief Is an Opportunity


“I can hardly speak as the number dead in Uvalde rises to 19 children and two adults. My words slip on my tears, insufficient to capture the central horror; language cannot express the primal howl I know so many of us feel. Nineteen children woke up yesterday and kissed their folks goodbye, looking forward to after-school sports and cartoons—giddy at summer vacation just three days away. Two adults going about their day, making grocery lists in their heads, imagining what might be for dinner. Twenty-one sacred, irreplaceable wonders gone in minutes—the latest sacrifices upon an insatiable American altar….”

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The Laura Flanders Show – Rooting Out Our Culture of Harm
In this inspiring Juneteenth conversation, abolitionist Mariame Kaba joins Laura and the Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis, to discuss how each of us—parents, children, elders—can be part of building a society where harm is addressed, people’s needs are met, and accountability doesn’t require punishment.

The Brian Lehrer Show/WNYC Radio: “Art, Music, and Juneteenth” — Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis, senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village, and singer / songwriter Stephanie Mills, talk about Juneteenth, and how art and music are central to the struggle for Black liberation

Radical Love – Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis 

We’ve got a real treat for you with G’s mentor and head pastor of Middle Church here in New York City on this weeks pod. We get a little history on where Middle Church’s progressive roots come from, their place in the larger religious community, and what it means to always be on.