Historian Earl Lewis Envisions a World of Justice and Grace

Brian Purnell
Jun 3, 2019 - 5:00
Historian Earl Lewis Envisions a World of Justice and Grace

Earl Lewis is a scholar, teacher, and humanist concerned with building communities, and a larger world, that operate on robust grace. He previously led a philanthropic organization whose approaches to education, research, and justice aimed to alter the systems that compound human suffering through compassionate care for individuals and communities; promoting research that combines scientific and humanities approaches because to separate advanced research into disconnected silos is an untenable way to make positive, lasting social change; and seeing human beings as assets worthy of investment, forgiveness, and love.   At the recent commencement exercises for Bowdoin College, where I teach, Lewis distilled that call...

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