Bishop Ely Signs ‘Barmen Today: A Contemporary Contemplative Declaration,’ Invites Vermont Episcopalians to Join in Support
Earlier this week, Bishop Ely joined with several Vermont religious leaders and faculty and students of the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation in signing Barmen Today: A Contemporary Contemplative Declaration. Today all members of the Episcopal Church in Vermont are invited to do the same!
A statement of common purpose in a time of dire common need, Barmen Today expresses a resolute commitment to equality, dignity, and opportunity for each and every living being, no exceptions, offered in love and the belief that we humans are capable of more than we’ve achieved so far in fulfilling the spirit of each of our faith traditions as well as the American dream of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for all.
Please read Barmen Today at the link below, and consider joining in support. Feel free to share Barmen Today with your friends, talk about it, post it in your office, write about it, discuss it in small groups, incorporate it in your daily meditation and/or prayer practices…. It is the authors’ hope “that you will help us move, one soul at a time, from a place of division, hatred and discord to a place of greater awareness, understanding and dialogue; to a place loving and tolerant enough to include and transcend our many differences; to a place where we live united by our common humanity.”