I had just moved into my furnished studio apartment in Rutland, Vermont, next door to Trinity Episcopal Church. For two days I had gone to bed at 5 p.m. because in October the sun set that early—and the electricity had not been turned on. The new job would not start for three weeks, and I...
Ayesha Mutope-Johnson reflects on recent events in the country and how to combat hate and fear with love and racial reconciliation.
It is with great sadness that we heard the news this morning of the death of Philando Castile. Yet another in a string of tragic deaths. The violence that plagues our communities continues, the violence that permeates our culture continues to grow.
As I turned on the television yesterday evening, my heart sank as I listened to the story of Alton Sterling being shot by two police officers in Baton Rouge. I have found myself deeply disturbed by the video of this encounter and while many details need to be sorted through, I continue to wonder...
The National Council of Churches mourns the recent shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA, Philando Castile in suburban Minneapolis, MN, and five police officers in Dallas, TX. These killings point to the racial tensions that plague our society and the disturbing disregard for the...
The Rev. Russ Levenson, rector of St. Martin's, Houston, reflects on the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
A reflection from the Very Rev. Barkley Thompson, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Houston on the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
One of the most famous quotes about old age is: “Growing old isn’t for sissies”. This quote came from the ac-tress, Bette Davis. One of my favorite quotes is from Mark Twain: “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”