C. Wess Daniels, Ph.D. is grew up in Canton, Ohio and is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center & Quaker Studies at Guilford College. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Emily, their three children, and their rescue dog, Magnolia. Wess teaches Quaker studies at Guilford College and has taught at Earlham School of Religion, George Fox Seminary, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, and Pendle Hill.
He is widely published in Quaker publications including Quaker Studies, Quaker Religious Thought, Friends Journal, and more. He is the author of, “Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance” (Bookshop.org) (2019) and “A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing The Quaker Tradition in Participatory Culture” (Bookshop.org) (2015). He is an associate editor on the Brill Research Perspectives in Quaker Studies, and the co-editor on the recently published, “The Quaker World” (Bookshop.org) (Routledge, 2022).
Wess is active in the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and is a founding member of the weekly Freedom Church of the Poor, an online worship service that lifts up the stories of the poor and dispossessed and has met every week since Covid19 began. He recently contributed to the book, “We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign” edited by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2021).
His teaching and writing focus on liberating spirituality, revitalizing faith traditions, and renewing community for the work of liberation and justice in the world.
His home on the web is gatheringinlight.com
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