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A Month for Pride

A Month for Pride

June is a month for pride, in the best sense of the word. In a recent article for his congregation’s newsletter, the Rev. Andrew Ogletree of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church makes a helpful distinction between pride that is rooted in a sense of superiority (think of the Pharisee in Jesus’ parable that prayed, “I thank you God that I am not like other people”), and pride rooted in an awareness of being created in the image of God.

Un Mes para el Orgullo

Un Mes para el Orgullo

Junio es un mes de orgullo, en el mejor sentido de la palabra. En un reciente artículo para el boletín de su congregación, el Reverendo Andrew Ogletree, de la Iglesia Episcopal de San Patricio, hace una útil distinción entre el orgullo arraigado en un sentimiento de superioridad (pensemos en el fariseo de la parábola de Jesús que rezaba: “Te doy gracias, Dios, porque no soy como los demás”), y el orgullo arraigado en la conciencia de haber sido creado a la imagen de Dios.

Juneteenth: A Son of Texas and His Community's Story

Juneteenth: A Son of Texas and His Community’s Story

Keith Allen is a member of Grace Episcopal Church Silver Spring. His family is from Barrett Station, Texas where he grew up celebrating Juneteenth with his family.. He is an actuary, who also uses various platforms to advance diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Rudy Logan, Missioner of Equity and Justice, recently sat down with Keith for an interview. Keith and his ancestors’ stories shine a light on Juneteenth’s impact from 1865 to the present-illustrating the inextricable links between community, freedom and the risk of faith. Recountings of family separation, sharecropping and Black Texans creating new communities in the wake of emancipation have shaped Keith, his generation and forebears’ principles, journey and belief in a brighter future.

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