Saturday, July 1, 2017

"Why Pastors Are Leaving the Church" by Brian Mclaren , Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests Speaks Out and Supports Action on Behalf of Justice

http://brianmclaren.net/why-pastors-and-priests-are-leaving-the-church-part-1/
"As a leader in the church I feel I am expected to be silent and non-opinionated on these issues.  Ironic.  When I look to the life of Jesus religion seems to have been low on his list of cares other than to challenge the religious elite of the day.  Jesus cared about people who were on the margins, He cared about the list of things that I feel I cannot talk about as a leader of the church..."
On the contrary, the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests speaks out and supports action to change injustice in our world.This is an essential part of our vision and mission. Justice is constitutive to the Gospel and is an important part of our mission of following Jesus and living the Gospel on the margins with the marginalized in the 21st century. Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP
Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests: Constitution, www.arcwp.org

"We strive to live as justice makers in right relation to self, to others, and to the earth. Aware of the interconnectedness of all, we believe that action on behalf of justice is constitutive to the Gospels. Because we understand how unjust structures marginalize people on the basis of class, race, gender, sexual orientation, and mental and physical challenges, we collaborate to create alternative structures that are inclusive of all and are deeply based in the traditions of social justice within our church." ARCWP Constitution  


Jeni Marcus ARCWP, Priest, Attorney and Public Advocate of LGBTI Rights



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