Cole Arthur Riley
Cole Arthur Riley is the creator of Black Liturgies, a space for Black spiritual words of liberation, lament, rage and rest and a project of The Center for Dignity and Contemplation, where she serves as executive curator.
Born and for the most part raised in Pittsburgh, Riley studied writing at the University of Pittsburgh. For nearly a decade now, following the advice of a wise professor, she has been writing a little every day. She is the author of “This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation and the Stories That Make Us.”
The Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two streams of grants are offered: to teacher-scholars and to worshiping communities.
Grant proposal due date options include October 15, 2023, or February 15 or June 15, 2024.Learn More