Celebrate Earth Day 2016

As an Eco-Theological when I received the below alert I felt called to share this. Please take a gander and see how you can be involved. [Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] This Friday, April 22 is Earth Day! Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 as a day to build awareness, understanding, and support for…
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Walk the Talk: A Quest for Equality

EXCERPT from the first chapter White Ants Sounds of a slow steady train pulling into the station, a sluggish chugging of one carrying a heavy load, stirred me from a sound sleep. As anticipated, it eventually came to a stop. Moments later it pulled away. Half awake, half asleep, I could hear Rev. Magdaliya Kamble…
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See with New Eyes – Perhaps

As Sophia Petrillo of Golden Girls tv-fame often said as she was about to tell a story … “Picture this!” Picture this … it’s Sunday morning. You’re in an unfamiliar city. You see an Episcopal Church. Going to Church on Sundays usually gives you “something to hold on to” – strength for the coming week and you…
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“Lady of Walsingham, I lift up Godfather Bob”

Helene Swanson and the Rev. Robert T. Coolidge at the Chapel of the Lady of Walsingham, Trinity Church Seneca Falls, NY on July 29, 2012 on her first pilgrimage to promote the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment following morning prayer lead by Rev. Coolidge.  Photo Credit: William Swanson Dearest Family and Friends, It was…
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Listen to The Night

On the side of the road I met a Native American/Indian sage who instructed me to listen to the night when he and I exchanged stories. Inspired by his words I wrote the following poem.  Read more → Listen To The Night Reaching out I listen to the night In the darkness I find the light…
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Open the Floodgates

This amazing pilgrimage I am making across the United States of America for the Equal Rights Amendment is dedicated to my beloved husband Brother William Gaines Swanson who stood by my side and encouraged me to undertake the calling his mother the Rev. Katrina Swanson asked us to undertake in her last year of life.  Read…
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