Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

a mission-oriented community

Fierce Love by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World; by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Via Zoom (Noon time) study – Monday, March 7th (off Easter Monday, April 18th) – May 9th

Facilitated by Michelle Riley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Michelle with any questions)

We are living in a world divided. Race and ethnicity, caste and color, gender and sexuality, class and education, religion and political party have all become demographic labels that reduce our differences to simplistic categories in which “we” are vehemently against “them.” But Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis’s own experience — of being the first female and first Black minister in her church’s history, of being in an interracial marriage, and of making peace with childhood abuse — illustrates that our human capacity for empathy and forgiveness is the key to reversing these ugly trends.

Inspired by the tenets of ubuntu — the Zulu philosophy that we are each impacted by the circumstances that impact those around us, and that the world won’t get better until we all get better — Fierce Love lays out the nine daily practices for breaking through tribalism and engineering the change we seek. From downsizing our emotional baggage to speaking truth to power to fueling our activism with joy, it demonstrates the power of small, morally courageous steps to heal our own lives, our posse, and our larger communities. Sharing stories that trace her personal reckoning with racism as well as the arc of her journey to an inclusive and service-driven faith, Dr. Lewis shows that kindness, compassion, and inclusive thinking are muscles that can be exercised and strengthened. With the goal of mending our inextricable human connection, Fierce Love is a manifesto for all generations: a bighearted, healing antidote to our rancorous culture.

All are welcome to join in on our weekly group discussion.

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March 7th

Introduction: You, Yours, and Ours
Chap. 1. Love Yourself Unconditionally. It All Starts Here.

March 14th

Chap. 2. Speak Truthfully. It Will Set You Free.

March 21st

Chap 3. Travel Lightly. Downsize the Burdens You Carry.

March 28th

Chap 4. Show Kindness & Affection Wildly. Make Fierce Love Real.

April 4th

Chap 5. Confront Boldly. Transform Your Circumstances with Moral Courage.

April 11th

Chap 6. Think Inclusively. They’re Your People, Too!

April 25th

Chap 7. Live Justly. Choose Fairness & Equality Every Day.

May 2nd

Chap 8. Find Joy Purposefully. It Is the Water of Life.

May 9th

Chap 9. Believe Assiduously. Have Faith in Love.


Click here to view Video, podcast, transcript of UMC “Compass” Bonus: Fierce Love with Jacqui Lewis