Despite the pandemic, our authors are hosting more public events than ever

Friendship & Faith by the Women of WISDOM book cover
Click on the cover to visit the book’s Amazon page. This book is a collection of real-life stories from women representing eight different faith traditions. Each woman tells about crossing a boundary she did not expect to cross—and finding a friend on the other side.

One surprise of this pandemic year is the ability for authors to invite people to their public events—wherever those people may live around the world! COVID-19 forced everyone to learn virtual technology that most of us had been slow to adopt before March 2020. Now, there has been a dramatic shift from in-person gatherings with authors to polished virtual events that are exciting opportunities to meet our writers, share stories and answer questions. 

Our ReadTheSpirit magazine Cover Story this week is about a series of such events produced in recent weeks by two of our newest authors: Mindy Corporan and Bill Tammeus.

Almost every week, we have news of new author-sponsored events you could choose to attend—wherever you live—and free video resources featuring our authors that you can play anywhere. If you haven’t already signed up for our weekly email update to these new stories, visit this “Get Free Updates” page within ReadTheSpirit.

Almost every month, now, small groups of our authors are talking with us about producing even more virtual events and free videos. Got a question you’d love one of our authors to address? Contact us at [email protected]

Latest News:
WISDOM women are inviting you to a unique dialogue on race and gender May 20, 2021

WISDOM women, the group responsible for our book Friendship & Faith, sent us this news item to share.

Most white people don’t have significant number of Black friends, so their understanding of what it means to live as a person of color is limited to what they learn from personal study or mass media. On May 20, 2021 WISDOM is offering a program “Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs: Our Stories as Black Women” that offers a glimpse into the personal lives of two of our WISDOM leaders: the Rev. Stancy Adams and Delores Lyons.

Our Zoom program will introduce two engaging and successful Black women who will share personal stories about the challenges they have faced as Black women in our country. Filling out a free registration form is required for this event. It’s easy. Just visit

Adams leads the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, a nationally known network that promotes peace, justice and education about religious diversity. She is one of the pastors at Russell Street Baptist Church in Detroit and is the founder of the “Safe, Sacred Space” women’s ministry.

Lyons is a well-known community leader and social worker, as well as a former TV news reporter.

Other WISDOM programs are planned through 2021-2022, covering  topics relating race and its impact on education, housing, entertainment, water, religion and the criminal justice system. For information regarding dates and times of these additional programs, please consult the WISDOM website at 


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