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Two women find The Episcopal Church from opposite directions

The Reverend Nurya Love Parish grew up unchurched, called to ministry in the Unitarian Universalist Church, educated at Harvard Divinity.

Rachel Held Evans grew up in the Bible Belt, an evangelical Christian, an author of theological books.

Both were the daughters of college professors. Both have found their places in The Episcopal Church, Parish as a priest. Says Parish:

I don’t know which one of our teenage selves would be more surprised about that.

Parish reviews Evans’ newest book on her blog, Churchwork:

I had […]

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