108 degrees! Though it is rarely necessary to go outdoors. There are skywalks to everywhere we need to go.
We voted to sell 815 Second Ave, NYC. It took a lot of debate. We also voted to read the Bible.
My committee has about 10 different resolutions on Palestine/Israeli Peace. One of them was written by Bishop Beisner (shown at right, testifying). He spoke eloquently on the importance of seeking common ground and 'softer edges'. He called for interfaith dialogue, support for the Diocese of Jerusalem, and reiterated his plea for prayer for the Christians in the Holy Land. He ended by reminding people that TEC did nothing in Anaheim and this time we must act.
The Presiding Bishop commended his resolution and another similar one and said she was against the barriers and the settlements. She asked for education, economic investment in Palestinian Territories, and interfaith dialogue.
We listened to testimony for two hours. Speaker after speaker spoke of education and interfaith dialogue. We need to do that in our diocese!
In the morning we heard testimony on the tax law, usury and predatory lending. All in all an exciting day.
Fri, July 6, 2012
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