Reflections from the Pew

Whom do you trust for the truth?

A reflection from Faith D’Urbano+ A summer evening – a Lancaster First Friday. I wander into a quiet gallery and encounter fraktur artist Lynn Sommer. Fraktur is an elaborate Pennsylvania German folk art, its composition characteristically weaving calligraphy and images. I am drawn to two walls of eye-level beauty. Each piece, Lynn Sommer says, has…

Is the Church silent on climate deterioration?

Is the Church silent on climate deterioration? Hardly! The Church’s position is action! The Church holds devastation of climate as a justice issue. It urges climate action – a moral responsibility, integral to faith- and science-informed stewardship of Creation. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, in an Anglican Theological Review article “The Episcopal Church and Climate Change” reported: “……

Trouble I’ve Seen: Church and Racism, Drew G. I. Hart, Thurs. 9/14, 7pm

by Faith D’Urbano “Complacent while white” – I underestimated my “whiteness” more than I’d ever imagined before reading Drew Hart’s book, Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism. I find this book eye-opening, enough so for me to plan heading to Lancaster Bible College to hear its author, a PhD in Theology from…

EARTH DAY LIVE! Saturday, April 22

from Faith D’Urbano+ I hope you’ll come out to EARTH DAY LIVE! Creative Climate Connections. It’s this Saturday in downtown Lancaster! April 22, 2017, Noon to 4 p.m. The group inspiring Saturday’s Earth Day LIVE! is Citizen’s Climate Lobby, which engages in volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy serious about solving climate change. As an Episcopalian…