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An associate minister at St. Mary's Manhattanville in West Harlem, the Rev. Chloe Breyer is an Episcopal Priest and author of The Close: A Young Woman's First Year at Seminary (Basic Books 2000). From 2000-2003, she founded and directed the Cathedral Forums on Religion and Public Life at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Following 9/11/2001, she worked with the Diocese of New York on a interfaith initiative to rebuild a mosque in Afghanistan destroyed by U.S. bombs and traveled to Afghanistan in 2003, 2004, and 2006 for two additional faith-based aid projects. A board member of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation, Breyer has worked with the US Campaign for the Millennium Development Goals to raise awareness about the MDGs among American religious leaders of different traditions. Her recent publications include chapter contributions to What Can One Person Do? Faith to Heal a Broken World (Church Publishing 2005) and Challenging the Christian Right From the Heart of the Gospel (Beacon Press 2006). Breyer also writes for Slate Magazine’s faith-based column and has is currently pursuing her Ph. D. in Christian Ethics with a focus on religion and conflict resolution at Union Theological Seminary.

Senator Edward Kennedy: A Man of Faith and Friend of Religious Freedom

posted by Chloe Breyer

The Reverend Chloe Breyer is the Director of the Interfaith Center in New York City. Whether advocating for the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Head Start Expansion Act, or the Fair Housing Amendment, Senator […]

The Episcopal Split: A Battle Over Purity, not Orthodoxy

posted by Chloe Breyer

In his Letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul describes his frustration with members of “the circumcision faction”-an early group of conserative Jewish-Christians from Jerusalem who refused to eat with the Gentile converts in St. Paul’s community in Antioch. What […]

Sister Helen Prejean, the Death Penalty, and the DNCC

posted by Chloe Breyer

Advance applause goes to the Democratic National Convention Committee for its decision to include Sister Helen Prejean author of Dead Man Walking in the historic interfaith service opening the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver on August 24th.    Whatever you […]

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Why Jews Around the World are Praying for the Victory of the Egyptian Uprising
Originally appeared on Tikkun Daily BlogEver since the victory over the dictator of Tunisia and the subsequent uprising in Egypt, my email has been flooded with messages from Jews around the world hoping and praying for the victory of the Egyptian people over their cruel Mubarak regime.&nb

posted 1:48:39pm Feb. 01, 2011 | read full post »

When Generosity, Love, and Kindness are Public Policy, the Violence We Saw in Arizona will Dramatically Diminish
The attempted assassination of Congresswoman Giffords and the murder of so many others in Arizona has elicited a number of policy suggestions, from gun control to private protection for elected officials, to banning incitement to violence on websites either directly or more subtly (e.g., Sarah Palin

posted 2:44:04pm Jan. 19, 2011 | read full post »

The Spiritual Messages of Chanukah and Christmas -- and Their Downsides
Christmas and Chanukah share a spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair. But whereas Christmas focuses on the birth of a single individual whose life and mission was itself supposed to bring liberation, Chanukah is about a national

posted 12:59:53pm Dec. 02, 2010 | read full post »

Obama (and Biden) Have No Clue About What's Bothering Their Political Base
Shortly before the California Democratic primary in 2008, the San Fransisco Chronicle invited me to write a short article explaining why I, chair of the interfaithNetwork of Spiritual Progressives, was supporting Barack Obama. Like most other progressive activists, I understood that a pres

posted 1:44:11pm Sep. 30, 2010 | read full post »


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