It is with profound sadness that I am reporting the transition of a beloved teacher, scholar, friend, and mentor Dr. William R. Jones. I was introduced to his fascinating work on Philosophical Theology in 1977 and was very eager to meet him in person which took place a decade later. By then we had many conversations on the telephone and I was the beneficiary of his wise counsel, intellectual depth and personal charm.
Although Bill was a highly regarded scholar he walked this earth with great humility and an enduring love for all the peoples of world. To count this man a friend, as I do is a priceless gift.
Dr. Jones as many of you know was a passionate supporter of our yearly Philosophy Born of Struggle Gathering and spoke at many, including our 2011 conference.
We hope you will continue to support the initiative of Dr. John McClendon III to develop the William R. Jones Award of which Dr. Jones was the first recipient two years ago.
Let us honor Bill by continuing the work that he has begun.
Yours in the Struggle,
J. Everet Green