Rev. Dr. Almeda Wright

Workshop Speaker - “Activist-Educations and Radical Social Change”

Almeda M. Wright, PhD (Emory), MDiv (Harvard), MAT (Simmons), BS (MIT), is a tenured Associate Professor of Religious Education at Yale Divinity School. Her research delves into African American religion, Womanist practical theology, adolescent spiritual development, and the intersections of religion, education, and public life. Dr. Wright spearheads Communitas, a young adult ministry innovation hub at Yale, and co-leads the Conectere Project with Eastern Mennonite University, empowering caregivers to foster secure bonds and share faith with children. Her latest book, Teaching to Live: Black Religion, Activist-Educators and Radical Social Change (Oxford, 2024), narrates the stories of eight educators catalyzing social change. Dr. Wright, ordained in the American Baptist Churches, brings over 25 years of experience working with youth, including teaching and ministry roles.