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Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

On July 30, 2019, the leaders of the Washington National Cathedral, including Dean Kelly Brown Douglas, released a statement denouncing the continuous and escalating racist and dehumanizing rhetoric from the President of the United States. Below you can read the full statement and see a recap of the media response. Have We No Decency? A

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Living the Gospel

Thursday, June 27, 2019

We interviewed Rev. Bonnie Perry ‘88, the Bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, and the first openly-gay woman to be elected to that post. You’re stepping into a new position, which gives you the opportunity to think about the future direction of the church and what you would like to bring. What do you

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EDS at Union June Newsletter

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Where Faith and Scholarship Meet to Reimagine the Work of Justice Dear friends, As Dean of EDS at Union, I have the privilege of sharing with people across the Church the work that God is calling us to today. Over the past several months, I have been speaking about the dangerous rise of white supremacy

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Image from the National Legacy Museum - shows a wall with the quote "For the hanged and beaten. For the shot, drowned, and burned. For the tortured, tormented, and terrorized. For the abandoned by the rule of law. We will remember. With hope because hopelessness is the enemy of justice. With courage because peace requires bravery. With persistence because justice is a constant struggle. With faith because we shall overcome."

Pilgrimage to Alabama and the Equal Justice Initiative

Monday, June 17, 2019

Episcopal Divinity School at Union and The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest will make a pilgrimage to Montgomery, Alabama from Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 22, to visit the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Established by the Equal Justice Initiative, these sites are our nation’s first memorials dedicated to the legacy

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He Showed Them His Wounds

Friday, May 3, 2019

By The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas Union Chapel Service: Thursday, May 2, 2019 Her name was Sandra Parks. When she was in the sixth grade she wrote an award-winning essay in her school’s districts Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest. She wrote of the traumatic wounds she endured in her Milwaukee neighborhood as

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The Easter Call: Death Is Not The Final Verdict

Saturday, April 20, 2019

 By The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas  Easter morning makes clear that God will not tolerate crucifying realities that deny the sacred dignity and life of any human being. Laquan McDonald, by three years old, was a ward of the state. Passed around through various foster and relative’s homes, he was emotionally and physically

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Observing the Feast of Dr. King on the 51st Anniversary of his Death

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Very Rev. Kellly Brown Douglas is visiting Virginia Theological Seminary to observe the Feast of Dr. King on the 51st anniversary of his death. As the guest preacher, below is the sermon she will deliver on Thursday, April 4th at the Seminary’s community Eucharist. By The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas Good Evening Virginia

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Speaking Clearly About the Cost LGBTQ People Bear

Friday, March 22, 2019

By Miguel Escobar, Director of Anglican Studies Several months ago, I received an email asking me to serve on the Taskforce on Communion Across Difference. Truthfully, my initial reaction was to say “absolutely not.” Growing up as an effeminate Latino gay kid in a small, mostly white town in rural Texas, the wounds are still

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Episcopal Bishops’ Resolution and Statement of Principles on Gun Violence

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Whereas 96 Americans on average are killed a day Whereas on a monthly average 50 women in America are killed by an intimate partner Whereas Black Americans who are less than 14% of the population account for more than half of all gun deaths Whereas gun-related deaths are the third leading cause of death for

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