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March 14, 2012

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is held annually at UN in New York City. Of the 193 UN member states, 45 send representatives to the CSW, on the basis of geographical location. Each year the CSW has a theme; this year the...

March 14, 2012

In the summer of 2006 I got one of the strangest requests that I can remember. I had just been ordained to the priesthood and was preparing for my first semester as a campus minister at the University of Missouri when a Canon from the Diocese...

March 8, 2012

“Why are they sending you?” My mother’s question poked with an edge of suspicion. Undoubtedly, she was still reeling from the GOP’s decision to deny women from testifying before congress and allowing five MEN to compromise, I mean, comprise the...

March 8, 2012

In November, I attended the Provincial Coordinator for Campus Ministry meeting at “815” (Episcopal Church headquarters in NYC).  There, among other things, we got to meet with Sam McDonald, who works closely with Bp. Sauls, the COO of the Church. ...

March 7, 2012

Reflecting on the lessons of the UNCSW I return to an observation I noted at the end of our week together—that it does not take an official title or position to create the change one wishes to see in the world. Much of my time was spent attending...

March 1, 2012

Happy Leap Day! There are so many things I’d like to say, but I am not yet articulate nor composed enough to do that.  I have an eight-hour train ride in my future, however, so I figure that’ll come in time. The Episcopal Church and the CSW...


The Rev. Shannon Kelly
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