Monday, May 21, 2018

Why Bishop Curry’s Royal Wedding Message is a Game Changer

From Medium-

Y’all, I’m tired of the headlines. I’m worn down by the tragedies and the lies. I’m socially isolated in the real world while I’m smiling all over the place in the virtual one. I’m cynical about displays of wealth and pomp and circumstance on a planet so topsy-turvy with inequality. Every day, I wring my hands and yearn endlessly––for peace, healing, and connection.

But I watched a video of the Royal Wedding just now, and I’ve got to tell you, I heard the Good News today.

Before I explain why Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle holds the key to creating positive change around the globe, I want you to understand where I’m coming from.

During our lifetimes in America, religion has often been often used as a tool of division and hate. I grew up as an Episcopalian in a smallish Southern U.S. city, and although my childhood was idyllic in many ways, outside of my own church and inner circle I witnessed how religion was being used to manipulate and separate people based on fear and judgment rather than acceptance and love.

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