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What a privilege to deliver the morning message at the annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Randolph, Vermont. And kudos to the brave students from Randolph High School on their successful effort to raise the Black Lives Matter flag at... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/1WEozmyWkVE In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Grace Initiative Global and The Episcopal Church in Vermont hosted “The Burlington Forum on Coexistence” at the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in Burlington, Vermont, on Friday, December 7, 2018. The purpose of the event was to promote dignity, respect and... Continue Reading →
By Maurice L. Harris You are invited to view the Where Do We Go from Here? video series, which can be accessed online here: https://vimeopro.com/diovermont/where-do-we-go-from-here Where do we go from here? I sat down to write this introduction to Season 1 of Where Do We Go from Here? just after reading the news that NLF owners... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SazLJRLtRA Transcript My husband and I had just relocated from Ohio to Vermont for my job, and we had been here only about two months before my mother-in-law from Thailand came to visit. She had come at the perfect time of year. The leaves were turning the most amazing colors on the trees. We took... Continue Reading →
Author's Note: The following is an excerpt from the book 2017 Perspectives on Communications: A Reference for Communicators in the Episcopal Church in Vermont, an anthology that I recently had the honor of compiling and editing. While this chapter was originally constructed for Episcopal parish communicators within the limited geographic scope of Vermont, it is... Continue Reading →
Fifteen years ago, I was an officer at a conservative, Midwestern bank. At that time, the company was refusing to provide benefits for same-gender domestic partners. In response, a couple of us implemented a strategy of civil resistance. We started an employee movement that grew in number, as well as influence, until executive management finally... Continue Reading →
Many thanks to the people of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, Vermont, for participating in this Sunday's Adult Forum — a celebration of Black History, the Rev. Dr. King's legacy, and our continuing journey to the Beloved Community. Introduction In his final speech, on April 3, 1968, famously titled “I’ve been to the Mountaintop,”... Continue Reading →