Gospel in the Global Village

Seeking God's Dream of Shalom

Katharine Jefferts Schori

Oct/2009, 184 Pages, Paperback, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819223432



In this second book by Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori, she explores issues and challenges of deep concern to the Episcopal Church, the wider Body of Christ, and the world at large. Arranged thematically, her essays reflect on the travel, issues, people, and passions that have driven the first three years of her primacy. She places particular emphasis on the Millennium Development Goals, plus the turmoil within the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church in the United States.

Katharine Jefferts Schori was the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada and the former Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church of the United States. She lives in Nevada and is the author of A Wing and a Prayer: A Message of Faith and Hope and The Heartbeat of God: Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything.

"Katharine Jefferts Schori is an extraordinary figure, and this is an extraordinary book. In clear and compelling terms she preaches the Gospel and offers a vision of service that is rooted in, but not exclusive to, the Christian tradition. This is a journey worth taking."—Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek, bestselling author, and commentator on politics, history, and religious faith in America.

“In this collection of pioneering addresses, the presiding bishop points the Church away from ecclesiastical self-absorption to the world beyond its walls. By encouraging the Church to ‘think bigger,’ she provides clear direction for an expansive mission of justice and healing.”—John C. Danforth, former U.S. Senator, Episcopal priest, and author of Faith and Politics.

“This is a splendid collection of addresses and sermons . . . Katharine Jefferts Schori uses elegant language, arguing her points cogently and persuasively, her chief reference point being the Millennium Development Goals, to speak eloquently about God’s Kingdom of shalom, justice, and compassion, when we will know war no more, disease, and hunger, and poverty will have been eradicated because we are sisters and brothers in one family and these awful things are an abomination. My admiration for her has grown after reading these pieces.”—Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peach Prize-winner and retired archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa

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