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Articles tagged #metoo

The Cloak of Invisibility

Belonging Full communion in the church doesn’t mean what is used to. Even those who belong don’t belong if they don’t have the rights and privileges of others. The list of nonbelonging belongers is long. If you’re included in the list (which means you’re excluded), You know it, even though you’ve been assured that the…
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Throwing Privilege Into Stark Relief: White Women, Racism and #MeToo

When I read any story, I tend to put myself somewhere in the narrative, projecting myself onto certain characters. I find the character I end up “trying on” generally has something in common with me. In the tale of the woman who anoints Jesus just before the passion narrative begins, I project myself onto her….
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Difficult But Necessary Work: A Lay Leader’s #metoo Reflection

Editor’s note:  This is one in a Lenten series of reflections, essays, and meditations on sexual harassment and exploitation in the church. These articles may contain explicit or graphic descriptions of abuse and harassment and language that might upset or trigger some readers. +++ My #metoo Lenten reflection begins before I became Episcopalian. My father…
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A Litany of Penance for Ash Wednesday

Editor’s note:  Today we begin a Lenten series of reflections, essays, and meditations on sexual harassment and exploitation in the church. These articles may contain explicit or graphic descriptions of abuse and harassment and language that might upset or trigger some readers. +++ Most holy and merciful God:  We confess to you and to one…
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Ash Wednesday Litany of Penitence

The Diocese of San Diego’s Task Force for the Compassionate Care of Survivors of Sexual Misconduct in the Church has provided this Ash Wednesday Litany of Penitence which speaks to sexual misconduct in the church. The additional prayers beyond the BCP litany were written by the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas at St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego, California. Download…
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