Katharine Jefferts Schori

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July 26, 2014

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

The recent decision of the Church of England to finally open the doors for women bishops has brought great rejoicing.  It’s also brought reflections about – what else – what these new bishops should wear.  A NYT editorial titled “Give us a Bishop in High Heels”[1] actually offers the liberating...

July 20, 2014

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

It is very good to be with you again – and to be here with you!  It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since we gathered at St. Michael and All Angels.  Your journey has been a long one, and in addition to grief and some despair at the beginning, it’s brought growth, maturation, and a...

July 20, 2014

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

It is very good to be with you again – and to be here with you!  It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since we gathered at St. Michael and All Angels.  Your journey has been a long one, and in addition to grief and some despair at the beginning, it’s brought growth, maturation, and a...

July 11, 2014

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Hello, EYE!  This body has gathered from many parts of The Episcopal Church – Taiwan, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, and 82 dioceses in the United States.  We speak many different languages and we come in many shapes, sizes, colors, attitudes, and abilities.  We are black and...

June 29, 2014

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Last weekend I participated in a memorial pilgrimage for St. Alban.  He died about 1800 years ago, as the first martyr in England.  The Romans were hunting down Christians and had heard that Alban was sheltering a priest, who had taught him about Jesus but hadn’t yet baptized him.  When the...

June 22, 2014

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Not peace but a sword.  I thought shalom was the name of the game.  Yet here Jesus says he’s come to set one person up against another, and he tells his followers they’re going to find enemies among their closest relatives.  He gives the clear sense that taking up your cross brings division. ...

June 21, 2014

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Greetings from The Episcopal Church, and its 82 churches named for Alban – one in Haiti and the others in 40 of the United States.  They are celebrating their patronal feasts this weekend as well.

 

            Our communications director told me recently about a conversation she...

June 19, 2014

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

On June 20, communities across the globe will celebrate World Refugee Day, honoring the strength, resilience, and contributions of refugees. In 2014, the world has seen the heights to which refugees can rise when given the chance to start a new life...

June 19, 2014

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Fui forastero y me acogisteis.

El 20 de junio, las comunidades de todo el mundo celebrarán el Día Mundial del Refugiado, en honor a la fuerza, resistencia, y a las contribuciones de los refugiados. En el 2014, el mundo ha podido ver lo tan alto que pueden llegar los refugiados cuando se...

June 14, 2014

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

In the beginning, God said, let there be, and it was created…light, sun, moon, waters above and waters below, animals, and human beings.  God saw everything that had been created and indeed, it was very good.  And God rested on the seventh day, and made it holy.

God created in enormous...

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