About the video
Rev’d. James M. Hairston looks at the people, places, and moments that inspire his vocation and pursuit of a just world. About the series: Servant of God, Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA (1937-1990) championed a universal invitation to preaching as members of the Body of Christ. Bowman was known for integrating her Catholic tradition with Black spirituality. Campus Ministry is introducing Preaching from Sr. Thea’s Kitchen to center and amplify Black voices and experiences. This series will offer reflections from the BC Community about the intersection of scripture and Ignatian spirituality with racial justice. As Bowman’s ministry of joy proclaimed, Black is beautiful!
This resource was produced by the Boston College Campus Ministry office.
About Reverend James M. Hairston
The Reverend James M. Hairston is an Episcopal (Anglican) Priest who serves in a variety of capacities. He is a Chaplain in the United States Army, Campus Minister for Multi-Faith Programs at Boston College and Bridge Priest at Grace Episcopal Church.
A Dorchester (Boston) native, Rev’d James studied Political Science (with minors in Economics & African and African Diaspora Studies) at Boston College. After graduation, Rev’d James embarked on a career in teaching, eventually earning a Master of Education. After years of running, he finally answered the call to the ministry and earned a Master of Divinity. Currently he is pursuing a doctorate in Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.
Rev’d Hairston is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom where he earned the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Rev’d Hairston is active in a variety of community, fraternal and religiously based organizations, some of which are listed below. He currently resides in Dorchester with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.
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