Day: September 12, 2015

The Episcopal Bishop of NY joins chorus of ecclesiastical voices calling parishes to give refuge to Syrian refugees

The Episcopal Bishop of NY joins chorus of ecclesiastical voices calling parishes to give refuge to Syrian refugees

The Rt Revd Andrew M. L. Dietsche, bishop diocesan of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, has added his voice to the call for churches to shelter Syrian refugees. The Pope, Roman Catholic and Anglican & Episcopal prelates have begun raising a chorus of admonitions for the parishes and religious houses in their jurisdictions to […]

Last surviving 9/11 search & rescue service dog honored for her Sweet 16

Last surviving 9/11 search & rescue service dog honored for her Sweet 16

Bretagne (pronounced like Brittany) is a search & rescue dog for Texas Taskforce 1. TX-TF1 was officially admitted to the US FEMA Urban Search & Rescue System as a full non-probationary member in JUN 2001. System member units respond on a rotating basis to natural disasters and incidents of national significance. TX-TF1 responded to NYC during the aftermath of the attack on 9/11. Bretagne and her handler Denise Corliss responded to the call to help. This was their first deployment to a disaster.

Reflecting Absence

Reflecting Absence

When you’re flying above a dense and diverse environment like Manhattan, there is little time to reflect on what you are seeing below. Only in retrospect can you savor moments and see what you had been capturing with instinct. Thus it is with this photograph, where you can see people looking like so many black ants crowded around the square fountains that were once the footprint of the World Trade Center.

The Topeka KS folks who painted the Equality House across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church are at it again!

The Topeka KS folks who painted the Equality House across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church are at it again!

Planting Peace is headquartered in the Equality House, painted the colors of the GLBT Pride Flag, across the street from Westboro Baptist church in Topeka KS. This week as a part of their advocacy for GLBTQ rights, Planting Peace has traveled to Morehead KY to leave a message for the Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis.