EDS at Union Newsletter | September 2019


Where Faith and Scholarship Meet to Reimagine the Work of Justice

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Dear friends,
This summer, I had the privilege of joining the Church of Heavenly Rest in leading students and parishioners on a Civil Rights pilgrimage through Alabama and participating in a Border Prayer Service with members of Central Synagogue. Both of these experiences convinced me even more that we need faith leaders to boldly proclaim the Gospel, in word and deed.
We are living in challenging times, where it seems all too often that “God is not.” It is left for us as faith leaders to show forth through our ministries the loving justice of God.
During The Border Prayer Service at Central Synagogue, a cantor intoned:
It’s not up to me; it’s not up to you,To finish the work. There is so much to do.But it is up to us to make a start.The work can be done if we each do our part.
Each of us has a part to play in this work. As EDS at Union begins its new academic year, we are ever more committed to providing our students with the theological, spiritual and ministerial tools to partner with God in building a just earth.
Just a few days ago, we gathered to watch the newest students add their names to the long list of those who have been part of the EDS legacy. The Episcopal Church and the world needs faith leaders who can reach across denominational and religious lines to

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