Rev. Cedric A. Harmon


An ordained pastor affiliated with the National Baptist and Missionary Baptist Churches, Cedric served as religious organizer for Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. For 13 years, he recruited and trained clergy from around the country to provide legislative testimony about issues of religion and government. He’s also known for his writing and television appearances—again on human rights and social justice—and serves on several boards having to do with sexuality and religion.

Notably, in the heat of the debate over marriage equality in the District of Columbia, Cedric quietly invited pastors and ministers who had spoken on other justice issues to publicly support marriage equality. His skill in helping them make the connection, and then filling in the gaps so they felt prepared to go public with their new understanding, enabled the DC Council to pass marriage equality with the support of African American clergy.

Cedric says, My first spiritual sanctuary is in the capacity Associate Pastor of a radically inclusive congregation. My second sanctuary is the kitchen – a place of creativity and aggressive chopping.  I am a lover of authentic, genuine and welcoming worship and time spent by the water (I am a Pisces).  Poetry feeds my soul and propels my progress. A dreamer of dreams, I envision Many Voices as creative space for communities of faith as they develop new and enriching worship celebrations – inclusive of all, exclusive of none.

Contributed Resources

Come all who are blessed
Call to Worship, Worship

An invitation to worship and acts of justice in the world.

5 Keys to preparing couples and clergy for marriage ceremonies
Rituals & Blessings, Weddings/Commitments

Careful, deliberate and prayerful thought allows us to create celebrations worthy of the commitment and love couples share in the covenant of marriage.

Jumping the broom
Rituals & Blessings, Weddings/Commitments
But I know what the Bible says…
Black Church Conversations, Dialogue, How to Think about the Bible, Moral Reflections, Sexuality
Too often, our ideas about the Bible stop us from becoming living testaments of God's love.
Celebration and Praise
Call to Worship, Worship

We celebrate and praise God out of the richness of our experience with God.

Litany of A Grateful People (Based on Mark 12:29-31)
Litanies & Liturgies, Worship

Worship God with heart, soul, mind, and experience joy.

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