There are moments, as the Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, that I feel like the most blessed guy in the world. On Saturday evening I was able to attend the Karen Cultural Celebration at Messiah Episcopal Church. It was an evening of music, dance, and story telling that was incredibly inspiring. The Karen … More A Weekend Full of Celebration
Through the years, I have worked with business, education, civic, and (obviously) religious organizations. Unquestionably, those organizations that manifest a culture of conflict do not succeed. Any time you have a system that is closed to other points of view, that demonizes those who do not share your perspective, or that sets up a paradigm … More How’s That Working For Us?
Sitting in a circle in this outdoor classroom, all embracing some type of percussion instrument with the local instructor clapping a new rhythm, the students from Breck School were totally engaged. Yet they were not the only ones. All around the perimeter were young and old, cathedral workers and neighborhood children, the Dean and visiting … More The religion, music, culture and customs of Cuba