Social Studies

We Walk Our Talk

The Reverend Cecil Williams is pastor of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco and a pioneer in fighting the war on addiction. He reaches out to pushers, pimps and drug users with unconditional love and a non-violent battle cry “it’s recovery time!” Alex, one of the toughest drug dealers in the infamous housing projects near the church, says”… at Glide there were all these hands, reaching down to help me. All I had to do was hang on and keep climbing until I got to the top… this is recovery.”
Skills: courage, commitment, respect and dignity for all, compassion