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Three-part Series with the Rev. Dr. Tommie Watkins Jr.

POSTPONED - The series has been postponed because of insoluble circumstances.

We regret this inconvenience and share your disappointment. We hope to reschedule soon, and we appreciate your understanding.

Part 1 Saturday, November 14, 10am - Noon REGISTER HERE

Part 2 Saturday, November 14, 1:30pm - 3:30pm REGISTER HERE

Part 3 Sunday, November 15, 1:30pm - 3:30pm REGISTER HERE

Sponsored by the Commission on Racial Justice & Reconciliation of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

Addressing the isms...

Where does the prejudice come from?

An online seminar featuring a noted experienced expert in the field to discuss the institutionalized racial caste system in the United States of America, which will feature a dialogue on racial conciliation, addressing certain systemic "-isms" such as racism, sexism, heterosexism. The Rev. Dr. Watkins is a spiritual director, behavioral scientist, social worker, former mathematics professor and commercial pilot. He works also part time as a Behavioral Health Social Worker. The Rev. Dr. Watkins has several publications on religiosity, spirituality, sexuality and health. His favorite quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."


Participation Details

All are welcome. Series is free, but registration required.

Series will be held in three-parts. Registration required for each session. Internet connection is needed. For the best possible experience, a desktop or laptop computer is suggested.

Workshop will be conducted through the Zoom video meeting platform. Zoom video tutorials.


About Our Facilitator (from the Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, Birmingham website)

Father Tommie is the rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Alabama. He is also a graduate professor at the University of Alabama School of Social Work. He is a spiritual director, and licensed social worker, former mathematics professor and, licensed commercial pilot. He works also part time as a Behavioral Health Social Worker.  Rev. Dr. Watkins completed his joint Doctorate in Philosophy degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and University of Alabama, Birmingham, School of Public Health in August 2013.

Rev. Dr. Watkins graduated from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, New York City in May 2016 Cum Laude with his Masters of Divinity (M.Div) degree. He has several publications on religiosity, spirituality, sexuality and health as well as a workbook: God’s Gift: Sexuality and Spirituality available at his website:

Currently, Father Watkins is the only African-American priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and the first openly gay Black clergy ever ordained in the Alabama diocese. He continues to enjoy flying privately, reading, writing, and traveling being especially enamored with South Africa. His company website which contains his book information, Living Out Loud, news print and video of his struggle of self-acceptance as an openly gay clergy are available.  His favorite quote of Dr. King’s, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” As such, Rev. Dr. Watkins is compelled to continue to Live Out Loud.


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