June 15, 2021
EPF Statement Against Antisemitism

      On the afternoon of September 11, 2001, a Jewish friend stopped his car at a red light on the upper West Side of Manhattan. A man in the next lane rolled down his window, pointed his finger, and shouted, I hold you people responsible for this. Antisemitism in America is old as the nation and has too […]

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June 13, 2021
As Much Faith as a Marshall Seed

Sermon for Sunday, June 13, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, offered by NEC Treasurer Rob Burgess The parable of the mustard seed which Mark tells in today’s gospel is one of the most memorable of Jesus’s parables.  Maybe because all three of the synoptic gospels, Mark, Matthew, and Luke retell very similar versions of the parable.   Maybe because Jesus […]

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June 2, 2021
International Conscientious Objector Day, 2021

(459) National Online Ceremony - International Conscientious Objectors' Day 2021 - YouTube

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June 1, 2021
We who are many are one.

A sermon for Trinity Sunday, offered by Rev. Rosalind Hughes, at Church of the Epiphany, Euclid, Ohio: Trinity Sunday: that business of the three in one – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; Mother, Son, and Spirit – it’s not about dogma so much as it is about relationship. The interplay of God, the Incarnation of […]

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May 25, 2021
No Justice, No Peace

A reflection by NEC Chairman, Bishop Dan Edwards PEACE AND/OR JUSTICE: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION? No Justice. No Peace. We chant it, print it, proclaim it out of concern that our commitment to non-violence might be confused with passivity in the face of oppression. Non-violence must never be understood as complicity with evil. The great champions […]

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May 25, 2021
Reparations

EPF Racial Justice Action Group’s Committee on Racial Reparations “Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.” -Dr. […]

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May 23, 2021
PEACEBUILDING ONLINE PROJECT

SAVE THE DATES AND SPREAD THE WORD  White teens in rural Colorado reenact the murder of George Floyd for Instagram. Insurrectionists storm the Capitol. People subjectively live in different worlds depending on their news choice. Is this the death throes of democracy or the birth pangs of a more just social order? Is the answer […]

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May 8, 2021
Gun Violence Reduction Sabbath: Resources

The Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan, working together without a bishop diocesan between them, sent out a packet of resources for GVP sabbath, June 4-6. In the included sample sermon: "Rob Burgess of St. Augustine’s, our litanist for this morning, is a member of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship through which the national Episcopal Gun Violence Prevention […]

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May 6, 2021
International Conscientious Objector Day 2021

International Conscientious Objector Day is commemorated around the world.  It is to remember those who in the past followed their conscience and those today who are facing similar challenges to military conscription. Join us! Anglican Pacifist Fellowship Conscientious Objector Day Prayers will be held on Saturday, 15 May at 3 pm Eastern Time.  Rev. Donald […]

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