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Prayer for World Communion Sunday

From the earth comes grain and wine From the earth comes nourishment and quenching of thirstFrom creation comes your people, O God. From the trees comes the tableFrom the clay comes the plate and chalice From creation comes your people,

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Holy and Sacred, Black Rage

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You are present in the cries of “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace.” You shimmer brightly in the flames of buildings crumbling to the ground as they are consumed in flame. In the calls for protests and direct action. In the stirring of pots, the laughter of children,

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Grief…Mourning…Lament

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We are grieving…mourning…lamenting Oh God why!? Oh God help us! Oh God we are suffering! When we wave through the windows of those with disease When we see our loved ones dying on screens No touch, no goodbyes, no last words muttered  We are grieving…mourning…lamenting We are grieving…mourning…lamenting Oh God

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From the Universe to the Atom: A Prayer for World Day of Prayer

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From the universe filled with galaxies beyond numberThankfulness for the vastness and the creative imagination of GodFill our soaring minds, engage our wonder, and keep us on the edge of our seatsSwirl within our hearts your artistic spirit, O God From the spherical globe that we call home Barely hanging on

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Prayer for World Communion Sunday

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From the earth comes grain and wine From the earth comes nourishment and quenching of thirstFrom creation comes your people, O God. From the trees comes the tableFrom the clay comes the plate and chalice From creation comes your people, O God. As your people go to the table –

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People, Look East!

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Advent and Christmas Reflections on the Middle East Week 1 Jimmy Carter and Simeon: What ‘Consolation’ for Israel and Palestine Today?, Rev. Dr. Chris Iosso A Perspective on Peace: Is There Shalom in the Land?, Marietta Macy Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Calls for an “Advent of Justice”, The

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From Sheep-Stealing to Kingdom-Building

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Evangelism in the Ecumenical Context At its root, the word ‘evangelism’, simply means spreading good news. For Christians, this usually means spreading the good news about Jesus Christ. In recent years, Google and other businesses have co-opted the word; for example, having employees called ‘Google evangelists’, whose job it is

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Ecumenical Pilgrims

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Come Join the Journey Toward New Moral and Global Horizons As a New Yorker with no car, I walk a lot. I find myself evaluating a new pair of shoes based on the mileage I imagine clocking in them, and anytime I explore a new area of the city, figuring

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