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Hopeful Voices: New Haven ESC community publishes collection of essays

Hopeful Voices: New Haven ESC community publishes collection of essays

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St Hilda House residents in Christian rock mode

St Hilda’s House, an intentional community in New Haven, CT, which is part of Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) has collected ten of the best posts from their blog into a Winter Quarterly.   The Quarterly is divided into two sections, the first focuses on issues of formation and service while second looks at larger issues of religion and spirituality.

Ed Watson, author and editor of the Quarterly writes;

Throughout this year, young adults have been writing pieces for the St. Hilda’s House blog. The St. Hilda’s Winter Quarterly is a collection of ten of those pieces, dealing with the questions which have most challenged our writers over the past three months. Leaving aside my own writings, I believe that they demonstrate how engaged, how passionate, and how informed the young adults of the Church today are. I believe they serve as a powerful examples of how young adults can speak to and for the Church today. All of the pieces in this Quarterly have been written by people who either live or have lived in community, serving with the disinherited. Megan, Will, Shancia, and I are current members of St. Hilda’s House, whilst Jordan Trumble was a member of St. Hilda’s for its first two years. Rosemary Haynes, meanwhile, is a member of Deaconess Anne House in Missouri. Our writings focus on the issues with which this form of life confronts us: racism, poverty, misogyny, what it means to live a Christian life, what it means to be a member of the Church. Despite the diversity of issues, however, each of these ten pieces has one thing in common: they all hold Jesus Christ at the centre of their testimony. Whether it is Christ encountered in the Eucharist, Christ encountered on the street, Christ encountered in the Bible, or Christ encountered in the neighbour we find it hard to love, all of our writers point to him as the decisive factor.

Do please go check it out for yourself and I hope you’ll find hopefulness in these young people’s willingness to wrestle with faith in their commitment to Christ.  You can also download at Scribd

 

posted by Jon White

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