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February 21, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I had a free Sunday in New York and took the opportunity to visit a congregation I’d just heard about.  The subway put me off in a really gritty part of Brooklyn.  Outside the station there were a quite few dilapidated...

February 8, 2014

Have you ever noticed how much time and energy we spend on what we eat?  A current best-seller tells us to eat more fat and protein and give up sugars and grains, because they cause dementia.[1]  Other experts tell us to eat low-fat diets, with...

February 5, 2014

Traditionally the church has talked about two kinds of martyrs – white martyrs and red ones.  Red martyrs shed blood for claiming their faith, like Perpetua and Paul, or because of the challenge that they’ve offered to the principalities and powers...

February 4, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori delivered the following sermon on Feb. 5 during the opening Eucharist at the Episcopal Church Executive Council meeting currently gathered  at the Conference...

January 18, 2014

The only international museum devoted to slavery is in Liverpool, England.  Long before the Titanic, Liverpool was the site of ship manufacturing and trade in slaves and the products of their labors.  By the 1740s it was the leading British slaving...

December 15, 2013

There’s been a running story in the New York Times this week about a homeless family with 8 children.  They live in a shelter in Brooklyn, and the writer has followed an 11 year old girl in particular – the oldest child who bears outsized...

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