Reflections

Reflections
I am thinking about blue, a color of sadness. In common parlance, blue is associated with sorrow and discouragement.  A blue mood is a gloomy mood.  In my childhood there was a popular song called “Love is Blue,” in which the singer pines for his departed sweetheart.  Curiously,…
Reflections

A reflection from the Racial Justice Commission's Subcommittee on Fostering Antiracist Episcopal Communities, spotlighting its priorities and progress.

Reflections

A reflection from the Racial Justice Commission's Subcommittee on Resource Allocation, spotlighting its priorities and progress.

Reflections

A reflection from the Racial Justice Commission's Subcommittee on Accountable Structures and Practices, spotlighting its priorities and progress.

Reflections

A September 2021 reflection from the Racial Justice Commission's Subcommittee on Support for BIPOC Communities and Individuals, spotlighting its priorities and progress.

Reflections

A September 2021 reflection from the Racial Justice Commission's Subcommittee on Reparations, spotlighting its priorities and progress.

Reflections
The past 18 months have been more than challenging.  We have been through countless trials and tribulations as we have endured and still are enduring three pandemics:  the pandemic of COVID-19, with the more dangerous Delta variant now the predominant strain; the pandemic of racism, which…
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Racism distorts all parts of a system. It is a systemic and structural scourge gnawing at the very core of society. In seeking to dismantle racism, it is imperative to first acknowledge that the manifestations of racism don't just happen because of a few social, political or business miscreants. They occur because the environment of racism nurtured and still promoted by a culture rooted in apartheid did not end at the ballot box.

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Jan. 9, 2021 Dear people of the Diocese of Massachusetts, I want for a moment to share a word as we draw towards the end of this week – a week in which we have been shaken, infuriated, and appalled. We are shaken by the violence and hatred that played out before us at our nation’s Capitol…
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Our Advent this year has been unlike any other.  Our waiting has an acute focus as we yearn not only to hear again the message of Christ’s birth, but we yearn–very tangibly–for this pandemic to come to an end. We are missing so many of our customary holiday traditions, though I cannot…