Friday, January 27, 2017

Episcopalians join Trump resistance

From The Church Times-

EPISCOPALIANS across the United States joined protests last Saturday against Donald Trump, the day after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

As President Trump attended a service in the Episcopal Washington National Cathedral, thousands of protesters descended on Washington, DC, for the Women’s March. Similar marches took place elsewhere in the United States, and around the world.

Opening the ecumenical and interfaith service at the Cathedral, the Bishop of Washington, the Rt Revd Mariann Edgar Budde, said: “As we mark this moment of political transition, let us all draw strength and courage from the sacred texts and songs from the many traditions of our land.”

The Dean, the Very Revd Randy Hollerith, who earlier in the week had issued a statement defending the cathedral choir’s participation in the inauguration ceremony (News, 20 January), read a prayer that included a petition to “break down the walls that separate us”.

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