Monthly Archives: October 2012

Afflicted in Any Way

(Photo:  Pr. Jeff at the discipline trial after which First United Church was expelled from the ELCA.)   On October 11th when we commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by Pope John XXIII at St. … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Month

October is fair trade month and there is much to celebrate. This month Hershey’s chocolate, long known for its dependence on child and slave labor, has caved to years or petitioning and consumer pressure by signing an agreement to source … Continue reading

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Churches call for investigation of military aid in Israel

October 5, 2012 CHICAGO (ELCA) – Concerned about the deteriorating conditions in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories and the commitment for a just peace, the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), … Continue reading

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