Sunday, Sep 30, 2007: “A Wing and A Prayer: Part 2”

St. Mark’s Adult Education Meeting Summary
“A Wing and A Prayer”, by Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori
Group Discussion Series Led By Rev. Mike Kreutzer
Sunday, September 30, 2007


Part Two: Pages 31-42


The group discussed various aspects derived from Part Two:  SHALOM EVERYBODY — The Vision of Peace.  The sections in the book included:  “City of God” / “How Can We Keep From Singing” / and “Shalom Around the World.”


The initial discussion centered around the idea that peace is easier to achieve if everyone has enough to eat, adequate medical care, and meaningful jobs.  However, even with those conditions there can still be unrest.


Discussion then turned to the Anglican Communion and the roles that Canada and Australia play.  Within those countries, there are both conservative and liberal arms of the Anglican Church.  Of course, this is not much different than the differences observed in the United States as witnessed by the the comparison of the Episcopal Church in New England the the Episcopal Church in the South a number of years ago.


It was then commented that it may be very difficult to re-orient to a peaceful lifestyle after a war.  Finally the discussion turned to some of the great artists and performers in the world and how they give pleasure to many people who experience their talents.  However, it is easily forgotten that these are the same people who may dedicate their entire lives to honing their skills through countless hours of practice.