Monthly Archives: May 2017

Jack and Ralph: Sung And Unsung

May 29, 2017 – President John F. Kennedy would have been 100 today. For those who lived through his presidency, it is singularly impossible to imagine the smiling young chief as an old man. He is frozen in our memories, … Continue reading

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“The Americans” and the World Council of Churches

The Americans, the FX series about a Soviet spy couple posing as American travel agents in Reagan-era Washington, has reignited a lightning storm of ecumenical history that had all but calmed. This week’s episode is blatantly titled “The World Council … Continue reading

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Memorial Day. Love it. Hate it.

War is contrary to the will of God. – World Council of Churches, 1948 When I was a professional ecumenist, I lived in a rarified milieu in which Memorial Day – so beloved on Main Streets all over the USA … Continue reading

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