Drew Mourns the Loss of the Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong

June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021

“The Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong was a powerful and pastoral voice for a Christianity that lives up to God’s vision of justice, peace, and wellbeing for all. We were lucky to have him nearby to Drew and many students and faculty benefitted from his warm and erudite presence. He leaves us a tremendous legacy, and a challenge for all of us to love the Church so much that we are ever pressing ourselves to courageous change.” — Dean Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre

The Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong