The fear of going back to normal — a conversation with Rev. Naomi Washington Leapheart

As the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs in Philadelphia, Washington Leapheart wants to construct not only a new way of being but another way of governing.

This conversation — recorded on May 15, 2020 — is part of the new interview series Gathering Voices.

Rev. Naomi Washington Leapheart is the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs in Philadelphia. She also teaches theology at Villanova University.

This story was produced by Fellowship of Reconciliation


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