Cecil Williams ’55

Cecil Williams has written a memoir based on radical hope and perseverance, transformative love and jubilant revolution. Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change at a Community Called Glide was co-authored with his wife and longtime collaborator, Janice Mirikitani. They lead what has been described as the most exuberant congregation in America. Glide Memorial United Methodist Church and the Glide Foundation are legendary San Francisco institutions, the latter
one of the city’s largest social service providers and the real-life shelter featured in the 2006 Will Smith-starrer “The Pursuit of Happyness.” Every Sunday morning Williams can still be found on the Glide stage enthusing, “Love everybody!”

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