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People often use the word, “reconciliation,” and our Scriptures tell us that, through Christ we have been “reconciled to God” and given the “ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18). But what does reconciliation mean and what does it involve? In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, reconciliation was understood to be a way for communities to acknowledge and address past harms and injustice in order to walk into a new future together. Drawing from this past work, we have asked faith leaders to offer what they believe is the meaning and work of reconciliation today.
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After reading law at Cambridge, John spent an intern year in Manhattan, then trained for ordination in Nottingham before serving a curacy in the ex-mining parish of Birtley, County Durham. He led churches in suburban Nottingham, Sheffield and West London and completed an M.Phil in atonement theology before becoming Dean of St. John’s College Nottingham, teaching Practical Theology and leading the residential community… Read More
The Rt. Rev Bonnie Perry has been an ordained Episcopal priest and deacon since 1990. She comes to Michigan from Chicago, where she has led the All Saints’ congregation for 27 years. She was elected bishop of the Michigan diocese in June 2019.
Currently appointed as Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York, the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D. has an undergraduate degree from Duke University, received his master’s of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a master’s of Sacred Theology from Yale University and a PhD in theology and ethics, also from Duke University… Read More
The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown was ordained and consecrated as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont on September 28, 2019. Bishop Shannon describes herself as an “almost” lifelong Episcopalian. When she was only four years old, while attending the daycare center of Church of the Messiah Episcopal Church in Detroit, she convinced her mother that they needed to go to church…Read More
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers serves as the Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation, helping Episcopalians to follow Jesus and foster loving, life-giving and liberating relationships with God, each other and the earth. The author of Radical Welcome: Embracing God, The Other and the Spirit of Transformation and The Episcopal Way (with Eric Law), she has directed mission and evangelism work at General Theological Seminary and in the Diocese of Long Island; founded The Crossing, a ground-breaking church within St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston; and led numerous churchwide renewal efforts… Read More