The Army announced today that it would not be approving the easement to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue construction on its current path. They had suspended the easement on November 14 in response to protests from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, whose water supply was potentially threatened by the pipeline’s proposed passage under …
Day: December 4, 2016
For more than thirty-five years, the General Convention has expressed support for access to healthcare for all Americans, whether defined specifically as citizens, or more broadly to include everyone. This is a principle that can’t be tied to a single law or legislative initiative. Rather, for the Episcopal Church this is an expression of the Baptismal Covenant.
I have seen the work that is required to turn a sword into a plowshare – the brute force and heat required to re-craft a spear-head into a pruning hook. But it can be done. Weapons can be re-made. The question Advent asks is this: “What tools of war in your life – in my life – need to be heated in the forge of prayer and then hammered on the anvil of determination- re-made into tools for peace?”