NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An American bishop who has been active on social issues like immigration and same-sex marriage will be a part of Britain’s royal wedding.

Rev. Michael Bruce Curry of Chicago has been chosen to give a sermon during the ceremony.

Curry is the first African-American to have served as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will marry next Saturday inside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.