On Contemplation and Living for Justice

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 9:41 am
“With malice toward none, with charity for all...,” so President Lincoln wrote in his Second Inaugural Address, in 1865, with the devastating American Civil War not yet formally concluded. Mr. Lincoln’s ringing words fit with the commitment of Mahatma Gandhi and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as their... Bishop Marc Andrus
Friday, June 2, 2017, 12:06 pm
“We’re still in!” This full-throated chant was the response of hundreds of climate activists in Marrakech attending the United Nations climate change summit — the “action summit” — the day after the U.S. presidential election last November. Presiding Bishop Curry quoted our chant from Marrakech in his stirring call to... Bishop Marc Andrus
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 3:40 pm
Resources for getting involved in structural change through environmental activism MLK Series, Grace Cathedral 2017 Bishop Marc Andrus Interfaith Power and Light Interfaith Power and Light was founded by Episcopal priest and Canon for the Environment at Grace Cathedral, the Rev. Sally Bingham. IPL began as an Episcopal Church initiative,... Bishop Marc Andrus
Monday, December 19, 2016, 12:56 pm
But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear... Bishop Marc Andrus
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:58 pm
Yesterday, at Grace Cathedral as we joyfully ordained five priests in the Episcopal Church we also prayed quietly and deeply for those who died late Saturday night in the disastrous Oakland fire. This morning I preached and celebrated the Eucharist with Santiago (St. James’) Episcopal Church, Oakland, the closest Episcopal... Bishop Marc Andrus
Monday, October 31, 2016, 8:45 am
Ten years ago, very shortly after Sheila and I had moved to California, I was talking with the great theologian, activist and educator Ruby Sales about the second Pilgrimage for Peace and a forum appearance for Ruby at Grace Cathedral. As we talked on the telephone, Ruby in Georgia and... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 1:10 pm
Turn the tap in Birmingham, Alabama, where I became a bishop in The Episcopal Church and you get grade-A water. In 2006 I was elected Bishop of the Diocese of California, and we moved from Birmingham to San Francisco. There’s a lot different between these two great American cities, but... Bishop Marc Andrus
Friday, July 8, 2016, 11:22 am
Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; … You have heard that it was... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, July 7, 2016, 2:34 pm
“I commend the following statement by a member of our diocesan staff, the Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews who has, in my own observation, an abiding commitment to justice related to race and poverty. He has been especially concerned with the institutionalized, legalized violence that pervades our society, embodied in our prison... Bishop Marc Andrus
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 6:53 am
#Sacrifice holds the story together in today’s #Gospel – Luke 9:51-62. When I went to my first Opera in the Ballpark in San Francisco the opera being simulcast onto the Jumbotron, flanked by huge stacks of speakers was Lucia di Lammermoor. The inherent over-the-top drama of opera and the intense... Bishop Marc Andrus