The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton is Bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Formerly Canon Pastor of Washington
National Cathedral and director of its Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage,
he has also served as a college chaplain, parish priest, and professor
of homiletics and liturgy at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
Throughout his ministry in parishes and academia, Bishop Sutton has
been a frequent leader of retreats and conferences on preaching,
spirituality, nonviolence, and social justice. He co-founded
Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington, an ecumenical network
of churches and individuals committed to centering prayer and renewing
the contemplative dimension of the gospel for daily living. In addition
to his written articles and speeches, he is a contributor to the books The Diversity of Centering Prayer, and Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: Challenging the Epidemic of Gun Violence.
Bishop Sutton has been named by the Center for American Progress as one
of “Fourteen Faith Leaders to Watch” for his faith-led efforts to
promote nonviolent solutions to conflicts.