Angela Williams: The Caring Power of Community

Everything Happens with Kate Bowler

Oct 3 2023 • 47 mins

How do you sustain a life of service…especially when your job costs you something? Angela Williams has dedicated her life to advocating for others. She joined the military. She became a lawyer. She became a minister. Wait, now she runs one of the largest service organizations in the world, the United Way, as its CEO? Incredible.

But what’s behind all this is a story about service. About what it takes to stay in the long, slow work of community. You will believe when she says that it’s hard…and it’s good. At the same time.

In this conversation, Kate and Angela discuss:

  • Why we need community now more than ever
  • The case for interdependence and why it's so important to give up on individualism
  • How to sustain a life of service (hint: it has something to do with joy)

CW: cancer, caregiving

Watch clips from this conversation, read the full transcript, and access discussion questions by clicking here.

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