The Bishop of New York Speaks

This is an excerpt from a message that The Right Reverend Andrew ML Dietsche sent to the people of New York (his diocese) on August 30. The Peace and Justice Committee commends it. Read the entire letter here. Black Lives MatterThere is a litany of names, victims of institutional violence against Black people in America, … READ MORE…

St. Paul’s Relaunching the Cathedral Peace and Justice Committee

The last few months have seen an increase in the level of activity and activism around issues of peace and justice, including immigrant rights, gender equality, LGBT and climate change issues, whether local, national, or internationally focused. To help the Cathedral community respond both thoughtfully and in a timely fashion to calls for action on … READ MORE…

If You Want Peace, Work for Justice

In preparing for my upcoming sermon for the last Sunday in Advent,  I came across the 1972 address of Pope Paul VI given on the World Day for Peace. You may have heard the phrase, “If you want peace, work for justice”; the phrase was coined in this speech. Particularly on the Sunday during which … READ MORE…

I Pledge Allegiance to the Earth

At this time of reflecting on what it means to be a steward of the earth’s resources – I came upon this beautiful, visionary pledge, created back in 1966 , by the Women’s Environmental and Development organization: “I pledge allegiance to the Earthand to the flora (plants), fauna (animals) and human lifethat it supports, one planet, indivisible, … READ MORE…

Interactions for Peace

The Cathedral is celebrating The Annual International Day of Peace by featuring three events. In addition to showing a beautiful an Academy Award nominated film Tangerines, Saturday, Sept. 19, the other two events will feature Ms. Eden Steele from the Interactions for Peace in the forum on Sunday, Sept. 20 and a follow-up workshop on October 3rd. … READ MORE…

How are Christians to relate to Government?

Anita Wucinic-Turner continues her reflections on peace and justice Until the crisis of Naziism struck into the heart of Protestant theological scholarship there was little question about the centrality of Romans 13: 1-7 as the foundation of a Christian doctrine of state. Christians were to obey their rulers not only because they fear state sanctions but because they support its function of … READ MORE…

The Politics of Jesus

Anita Wucinic-Turner writes, This question of how Christians are to relate to world power and government are an extension of my previous 2 blog submissions re: people of faith.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer certainly wrestled with these crucial issues, as does every generation. Most of us have been misled into believing that as responsible citizens, and Christians, whatever government, or world “powers” asks of us, is … READ MORE…

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