On Contemplation and Living for Justice

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 9:07 pm
There are many ways we can pray using our whole lives for the welfare of the Earth and all life on the Earth. Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:58 pm
Spiritual communities have treasures of spiritual wisdom and practice to contribute to the overall work of confronting the distorted human systems that lead to climate change. Bishop Marc Andrus
Monday, November 30, 2015, 6:55 pm
A prayerful walk around the monument at the Place de République provides a meditation on the relationship of climate change to world societal forces. Bishop Marc Andrus
Sunday, November 29, 2015, 7:19 pm
Advent 1 envisions the future as a place of hopeful energy for change in the present. This is a timely message for the COP21 conference beginning in Paris. Bishop Marc Andrus
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 9:55 am
For many years I’ve thought about and taught the idea that it was with our space flights beginning in the ‘60s that we were given the gift of seeing the Earth as a whole. This was an idea I first learned from Joseph Campbell, in the multi-part film interviews he... Bishop Marc Andrus
Monday, March 9, 2015, 8:34 am
I hear the story of Jesus “cleansing the Temple” very differently AA (After Alabama) than I did BA (Before Alabama). Veteran Civil Rights workers in Alabama taught me that they carefully prepared for non-violent actions. The first big example of this for me was the story of Rosa Parks. Often... Bishop Marc Andrus
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12:25 pm
A small shift in practice can cause a seismic-level shift in perception. We in the Diocese of California have been practicing being the Beloved Community – showing forth that reality which God made in Jesus Christ – for years now. A brief look back at something that happened during the... Bishop Marc Andrus
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3:51 pm
At first the use of part of the Abraham and Sarah story from the Hebrew Scriptures, and Paul’s use of that same story in the New Testament seem unrelated to the Gospel – Jesus saying that if you want to follow him you must take up your cross. Why did... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 3:39 pm
Readers of my blog know well how important praying for peace internally and externally is to me. Due to scheduling issues, Grace Cathedral will not be able to host the 5 p.m. interfaith peace service this Sunday, January 25, as I had initially hoped. Although that special service has been... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 3:56 pm
Certainly the world had neither forgotten nor recovered from the shock and horror of the Boko Haram kidnappings and murders in Nigeria, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) acts of terrorism in the Middle East when the violent murders at Charlie Hebdo in Paris horrified millions around... Bishop Marc Andrus