Bill Wylie-Kellermann is non-violent community activist, teacher, writer, sometimes poet, and Methodist pastor retired from St Peter’s Episcopal Church. A native and vocational Detroiter, he is now also based at Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in Stroudsburg, PA. The author of seven books beginning with one on “liturgical direct action,” his most recent is Celebrant’s Flame: Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection (Cascade 2021). A graduate of Union Theological Seminary NYC, he was a co-founder of Word and World: A Peoples’ School, served as M.Div. Director for the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (Chicago), and has taught at Ecumenical Theological Seminary and the Marygrove MA in Social Justice (Detroit). Wylie-Kellermann has been engaged in resistance and direct action for justice and peace now 5 decades, beginning with anti-war and anti -nuclear actions, but also increasingly urban, for example with the Detroit water struggle and Michigan Poor Peoples Campaign. His teaching, writing, and action are generally framed by a theology of the “principalities and powers.” He bets his life on gospel non-violence, good news to the poor, Word made flesh, and freedom from the power of death.