On Contemplation and Living for Justice

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Monday, June 13, 2016, 9:11 am
It was with great sadness yesterday morning that I learned of the massacre at Pulse night club in Orlando. Omar Mateen, the gunman, took the lives of 49 people and has wounded another 53. He is also dead now. As with attacks in this country in schools and theaters this... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8:00 am
May 10, 2016 Dear Friends in the Diocese of California, It is with a sense of gratitude and anticipation that I share with you my plans for a sabbatical in 2017. This summer, July 2016, I will finish the coursework for my PhD in Philosophy and Religion at the California... Bishop Marc Andrus
Friday, April 22, 2016, 12:12 pm
At the United Nations representing The Episcopal Church and our Presiding Bishop at the signing of the Paris Agreement. As the environmental officer of Morocco said, "The Paris Agreement is the beginning of a new civilization." This new civilization will understand the global commons, a reality that contains climate change.... Bishop Marc Andrus
Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:00 am
When we say, “You’re only as healthy as your secrets,” we almost always mean this in a negative way – we’re speaking of destructive secrets, held in the shadows so that we can pretend the reality isn’t there. At the level of society we put young people of color into... Bishop Marc Andrus
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10:13 am
My friend Darren Main, the yogi who leads the phenomenal Yoga on the Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral, sent me this picture post from Facebook and said it was intense. Like Darren, I am grateful for the awareness that led to this post. What I’d like to suggest that the devotion... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 10:50 pm
I’m one bishop, one Christian, one person, and I don’t presume to speak for The Episcopal Church I love and serve. I know our Presiding Bishop will make a statement soon about the Primates Meeting in the U.K., and I look forward with eagerness to what I know will be... Bishop Marc Andrus
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 12:50 am
We entered a room that was carefully constructed to both embue the senses with beauty, but also to impress. It was a reception room in the home of the U.S. Ambassador to France, and not only was the container most impressive, with gilt-painted molding and enormous mirrors, but the people... Bishop Marc Andrus
Monday, December 7, 2015, 11:06 pm
Paul Hawken believes the Earth has an immune system in the vast network of community-based organizations. Read about a company that ships chocolate from Dominican Republic to France by clipper ship among other examples of how people are part of the solution to climate change. Bishop Marc Andrus
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:28 pm
The Episcopal Church offers worship in the Green Zone every day of COP21. A group of us puts up the Eco-Tabernacle and uses chant, silence, the Daily Prayer Cards on Spiritual Sustainability and prayer to bring our faith into this very lively area. Below is the first Sustainability Prayer Card... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 10:27 pm
Jeffrey Sachs and Deep Decarbonization Bishop Marc Andrus