Katharine Jefferts Schori

Friday, March 27, 2009 - 00:00

I've had several remarkable visits recently concerned with education and the Episcopal Church. I wrote in this column in February about the conversations going on in the Diocese of Mississippi around the role of Episcopalians in bringing justice to...

Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 00:00

The House of Bishops met last week at Kanuga, a retreat center in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. Its a beautiful location, with miles of trails that go up into the hills, and in the winter when the leaves are off the trees, you can see...

Friday, March 13, 2009 - 00:00

Rabbi, eat something! I think we have abundant evidence that the people in this room more often hear, Bishop, eat something! It?s a curse for most of us. Like Jesus, we have to learn to deflect it. Jesus is talking about the hunger to be off on...

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 00:00

I was in Costa Rica last week for a meeting of Anglicans from all the American provinces of the Communion: Canada, TEC, Mexico, IARCA, Brazil, and Uruguay and Peru of the Southern Cone. Only the West Indies wasnt there. We were there to talk about...

Friday, March 6, 2009 - 00:00

A week ago I was in Boston, visiting an Episcopal school called Epiphany. It’s run by a group of visionaries who believe that all children deserve a fair shake and the best possible preparation for life. They serve 85 kids, in 5th through 8th...

Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 00:00

The organizers originally asked me to pick a text that I am passionate about. There are too many, so I responded by asking them just to use the readings for the day. I lucked out. Almost every time I gather with a group of clergy or lay leaders for...

Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 00:00

I had the great joy to visit with students from two schools during my visit here. Epiphany began 11 years ago, and serves more than 80 kids in 5th through 8th grade who have struggled in school. The school promises they will 'never give up on a...

Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 00:00

We’ve come a long way in 20 years, and we have a long way yet to go. We have seen doors unlocked, and hills climbed, and the blind healed. But there are still plenty of locks and blindness and rocky roads. The psalmist says, “I will lift up...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 00:00

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. In my calendar for this month there is a cartoon, of a priest imposing ashes and saying, 'Remember that you are dust, but a very fine kind of dust. It is true, as we are God's creatures,...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 00:00

The primates' meeting has come and gone, and I'm sure there will have been abundant commentary by the time this is published. I'd like to reflect on some of the deeper issues behind our conversations about sexuality, particularly the influence of...

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