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Interfaith Coalition Issues Statement on Parkland School Shooting and Call to Action

February 19, 2018 | On Wednesday, February 14, seventeen lives were taken from this Earth at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We mourn this loss of life, and the transformation of a place of learning and community into a site of death and destruction. To the dead, the injured, and the hundreds of family members, friends, and communities that are grieving, we commit our prayers and our tireless action to prevent gun violence. The shooting in Parkland is the 30th mass shooting since the beginning of the year, six weeks ago. No other country in the world tolerates this level of deadly slaughter. Gun violence shames this country daily. Read more »

Reading the Bible in Rome: A Pastoral Letter at the Beginning of a New Year

Reading the Bible in Rome: A Pastoral Letter at the Beginning of a New Year

January 10, 2018 | Not too long ago, I got an email from my colleague Katie Cook that simply said, “I know too many people.” I knew exactly what she meant. Everywhere in every way people we know and love are threatened, are dying. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires; the end of DACA; a rising tide of white supremacy encouraged and embraced by our own empire; tax policies with the purpose of creating poverty so as to insure wealth; women and girls abused on the streets, in our workplaces and in our homes; a state with an unchecked mandate to imprison and execute; the termination of protective status for immigrants from Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador. Everywhere we look we see the same violent brew of religion and state willing to offer up any “other” for sacrifice. The veil has been pulled back and the ugliness revealed. Of late, all my Bible reading feels likes reading the Bible in Rome.  Read more »

Video Slideshow: Summer Conference 2017

Video Slideshow: Summer Conference 2017

August 22, 2017 | See all the fun we had at Peace Camp! Check out this video slideshow of photos and music from our 2017 Summer Conference. And be sure to join us in 2018 from July 2-7 at Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY. Watch Now »


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