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Another Word for Justice by Elizabeth Kaeton
Elizabeth Kaeton is rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chatham, New Jersey. She previously served as the Episcopal Diocese of Newark's Canon Missioner to The Oasis (an Episcopal Church ministry with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, their families and friends) from 1996-2002. She is especially passionate about the intersection of justice issues with regard to race, gender, age, class and physical or intellectual ability.
Prior to her appointment to The Oasis, Elizabeth was actively engaged in urban/inner city ministry for five years in Newark. She served first as Executive Director and Vicar of the AIDS Resource Center at St. Barnabas Church, and was Priest-In-Charge at House of Prayer in Newark, New Jersey. A registered nurse since 1970, she has been actively involved in AIDS ministry since 1983, in Boston, Baltimore, Newark and New York City.
A "passionate pilgrim on the journey toward w/holiness of life," Elizabeth's joyful commitment to the Gospel and her Baptismal vows is evident in her life and work. She and her spouse Barbara, a nationally certified AIDS Clinical Nurse Specialist, recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary. They have loved and nurtured six children of their own, and have been actively involved in the lives of six other foster children. They are still adjusting to "the empty nest." Together, they love to travel, cook, read, laugh, and take long walks with their beloved dog, a boxer named Bogart. They find the ocean a place of restorative healing and the rural areas, especially the mountains, a place of recreation and delight. Elizabeth can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.