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Almeda M. Wright

Almeda M. Wright (PhD Emory University, MDiv Harvard Divinity School, MAT Simmons College, BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is the Associate Professor of Religious Education at Yale Divinity School. Her research focuses on African American religion, adolescent spiritual development, and the intersections of religion and public life. Almeda is currently completing a book on religion, education, and radial social change among African Americans. She is also the author of The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans (Oxford, 2017) and the editor, with Mary Elizabeth Moore, of Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World. Almeda contributed to the exciting student bible, the Common English (CEB) Student Bible. Almeda is an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches and has worked with young people for almost 20 years, including as a 5th and 6th grade teacher, as a youth minister, and the Assistant Director of the Youth Theological Initiative at Emory University.

Last Updated: 11/05/2021

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