Katharine Jefferts Schori

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 00:00

I met a remarkable woman in Atlanta this week.  We were gathered at an ecumenical conference on peace-making on the Korean peninsula, where a state of war continues, because a final peace agreement has never been signed.  As we stood around before...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 00:00

We are here to speak about peace in Korea, and consider what role the churches might have to play in promoting peace and reconciliation.  I’m going to begin with a broad outline of the history behind the present situation, and consider some themes...

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 00:00

The beauty of this place is legendary.  It is beautiful – and fragile, for its beauty depends on a dynamic balance among the parts of this island system.  Many people don’t notice beauty around them until it’s gone.  When we go somewhere that looks...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 00:00

Are you feeling high and lifted up, in this rarefied air, at the end of a stimulating and encouraging conference?  It’s a good day to celebrate Ascension.  Yet we have to recognize that the band of disciples who hung around Jerusalem after Jesus’...

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 00:00

Monnica is remembered as a saint mostly because of the fervency of her prayer.  She had a challenging family life.  Both husband and son at various times led remarkably dissolute lives that probably called abundantly on the gifts of people like...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 00:00

There is something very appropriate about celebrating the feast of Athanasius in the midst of conversations about hope and climate change.  Athanasius was a priest and then bishop in the 4th century in Egypt.  He’s best remembered for his earnest...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 00:00

The idea of changing climate elicits grief in many people, as well it should.  That grief finds expression in many of the classic ways that we respond to all kinds of loss.  Some simply can’t imagine that it’s real – and there are still more than a...

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 00:00

Alleluia! We’re here today to breathe new life into a dying body – the body of God’s creation.  It’s going to take the breath we have in us, and the breath of many, many others.  Breathe in the breath of God, of life, and give it back – now,...

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 00:00

  Last week an advisory council I’m part of gave the Obama administration a report on human trafficking.[1]  It has ten major recommendations on how government, faith groups, and non-profits can work together to end modern forms of slavery.  As the...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 00:00

I have been asked to speak about the American military bases here in Okinawa, and what role our respective churches have to play in regard to those bases.  So that we might all begin with a shared understanding of these realities, I will begin with...

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