"Moving to Change the World"
a new peace movement
An interview with Jan Adams and Rebecca Gordon / Two long-time justice activists reflect on what it takes for social protest to become movements with the potential to bring real change. -- by Ethan Flad Spanish-Language Version Here
an independent, but still vulnerable, East Timor
East Timor became an independent nation in May. The struggle isn't over. by Paul Moore, Jr
' A 'People's School' of discipleship / April saw the first week-long institute aimed at 'renewal of church-as-movement.' -- by Bill Wylie-Kellermann
battles but losing the war'
An interview with Philip Shabecoff about today's environmental movement / A long-time environmental reporter talks about the environmental movement's strengths -- and serious failings. -- by Colleen O'Connor
status isn't enough
'Gay Liberation' goes global and transgender / Thirty-five years after the Stonewall riot, there have been successes, but the struggle to end discrimination and gain legal rights for LGBT people is not over. -- by Camille Colatosti
The campaign for passage of legislation to authorize church rites for committed relationships outside of marriage looks to General Convention 2003. -- by Susan Russell
"To mend, repair and transform the world"/ Michael Lerner offers a
'third alternative' to the post-9/11 view of the world. -- by Marianne Arbogast
movement-building vocation on poverty'
Call to Renewal is building coalitions among disparate Christian groups to bring social change. -- by Marianne Arbogast
has come (again) to
by Julie A. Wortman
to organize and agitate, but
I also want to pray'
by Laura E. Crossett
Working for the Common Good
by Margaret J. Wheatley
"The Global Banquet: Politics of Food" -- by Jeff Golliher
Since 1917, The Witness has been examining church and society in light of faith and conscience advocating for those denied systemic power as well as celebrating those who, in theologian William Stringfellows words, have found ways to "live humanly in the midst of death." With deep roots in the Episcopal Church, we are a journal of spiritual questing and theology in practice, always ready to hold our own cherished beliefs and convictions up to scrutiny.
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