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Drawing the Circle Wide (as in, South Africa wide!) at St. Luke's

by Joe Scarry As I sit down to write, my eye keeps turning to the banner headline in today’s New York Times: “JUSTICES EXTEND BENEFITS TO GAY COUPLES; ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN CALIFORNIA.”  It’s been an eventful several weeks! On the first weekend in June, several of us from St. Luke’s attended the annual synod

IAM at St. Luke's: Making the Chicago-South Africa Connection

by Joe Scarry. On Tuesday, June 5, members of St. Luke’s, together with representatives of the Chicago Consultation, Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches, Gay Liberation Network (GLN) Chicago, and other friends met at  St. Luke’s with Judith Kotzé and Ingrid Schoonraad from Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) in South Africa [LINK: http://iam.org.za/ ]. IAM advocates