Preaching politics in polarized times By Dan WebsterPosted Apr 3, 2017 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Episcopal Diocese of Maryland] Every preacher has heard this or something similar: “Politics has no place in the pulpit.” It would seem we’ve heard this sentiment more in the past year. It’s on the mind of many preachers these days.So the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland, and the Rt. Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen, assistant bishop, recently gathered nearly 60 clergy at the Claggett Conference Center in Adamstown, Maryland, to consider preaching that’s pastoral, prophetic and political. They heard from two Episcopal clergy who have preached to presidents, government leaders and politicians of all stripes.The Rev. Luis Leon, rector of St. John’s, Lafayette Park, across from the White House, and the Rt. Rev. Nathan Baxter, retired bishop of Central Pennsylvania, shared their experiences and how they have wrestled with preaching that’s faithful to the gospel message.The Rev. Luis Leon, left, and Bishop Nathan Baxter share a light moment before their presentations to Maryland clergy on preaching about political issues. Photo: Diocese of MarylandBaxter, dean of the Washington National Cathedral from 1992-2003, said, “I used to say the Canterbury pulpit [at the National Cathedral] was a bully pulpit, but not a pulpit to bully people.” God loves all people, he said, even those who disagree with us.Baxter acknowledged some congregations call clergy and expect them to speak to political issues. Even so, he said, “this is hard and complicated work” pointing to the various personalities and power structures in congregations.“A pastor is one who cares for the souls of [all] those in our care,” he said.Both men shared wisdom from their teachers, including the late William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Bishop John Spong and Walter Brueggemann.Leon, who’s preached to five presidents, said Coffin was probably the most political preacher he ever encountered. He shared some advice from one of Coffin’s preaching classes: “No souls are saved after 20 minutes, but in the Episcopal Church it’s more like 15 or 13 minutes.”That moment of levity was followed by Leon’s advice: “Preach for people. Not at them.” Then he passed on a suggestion for approaching controversial subjects: “I offer this for your consideration…” He said our task as a preacher “is to help people develop their own theological system.”One important point, Leon said, was to ask himself would he say the same thing about a politician if that person was sitting in the pew? “If not, I don’t say it,” he said. “That would be a cheap shot.”As an example, he noted a sermon on deportation. He preached on the topic as a Biblical issue, citing the numerous references in the Bible to hospitality, welcoming the stranger and the alien. Leon said he never named the politician involved in the deportation controversy.Baxter said Sutton’s pastoral letter, “One Nation Under God,” written in February, 2017, as an aid for the laity on how to listen to a preacher, is a good resource in Christian formation.Both presenters agreed that you can preach pastorally and prophetically about political issues by staying true to the gospel and true to the words and life of Jesus as messiah and Christ.And they stressed the importance of collegiality, of collaborating or checking in with colleagues when tackling tough subjects. Bishop Knudsen urged the clergy to call one another and support each other in their preaching work.Leon was emphatic that too many people are putting more faith in government than God.“I’m concerned that we are looking to government for salvation as our source of power,” he said. Leon described a conversation with the Rev. Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist, who preached at St. John’s at the beginning of this year’s presidential inauguration events. He said he asked Jeffress if he’d changed his profession because Leon heard him talk “more about government than the gospel.”The Rev. Adrien Dawson, rector, All Saints, Frederick, Maryland, spoke of the challenges of preaching to a “purple” congregation, one that’s red and blue politically. She heard from the presenters it’s “important to maintain relationships [with her parishioners] at the deepest levels while also maintaining accountability to the gospel.”The Rev. Ramelle McCall, diocesan missioner to west Baltimore and priest in charge, Holy Trinity, said his takeaway was, “Being loving of those with different opinions.”The Rev. T. Stewart Lucas, rector, Nativity Holy Comforter Episcopal Lutheran Churches, said he learned “prophetic preaching is not just about words from the pulpit. It’s about relationships and building trust with those who differ from us.”The presenters were asked for last words of wisdom.“Go and preach the gospel,” said Leon.“Love your people,” urged Baxter.— The Rev. Dan Webster is a priest in the Diocese of Maryland. 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More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website The South Pasadena Police Department (SPPD) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for a series of early morning restaurant burglaries in the city of South Pasadena.The latest occurred yesterday morning at the Barkley Restaurant, 1400 Huntington Dr. at about 5:40 am. The suspect, described as a male African-American in his 30’s with a goatee and short cropped hair wearing light colored sweat pants and a pull-over sweat jacket, forced entry into the location by prying open a rear door to the restaurant. Once inside, the suspect searched the office area, but left without taking any items.The still photos attached to this message are screen grabs from surveillance video recovered from the restaurant. The video of this incident showing the suspect burglarizing the restaurant office is posted on the SPPD YouTube channel and can be found at https://youtu.be/RhnATR9FbOY. The time of day in the video is off by one hour.This burglary is the latest in a series of four restaurant burglaries in the city of South Pasadena in September that may be related due to similar suspect description(s), time of occurrence and method of entry. If you recognize the suspect depicted in the photos and/or video or have any information regarding these crimes, please contact SPPD Detectives at (626) 403-7280 or the SPPD Watch Commander at (626) 403-7265. Police, Fire & The Courts SPPD is Seeking Assistance in ID’ing Burglary Suspect Wanted for Early Morning Restaurant Break-ins Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 11:40 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Top of the News Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes
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News UpdatesMerely Sitting On Hunger Strike Will Not Attract Offence Of Attempt To Suicide U/S 309 IPC: Madras High Court Akshita Saxena20 Feb 2021 5:22 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has held that merely going on a hunger strike will not attract the offence of ‘attempt to commit suicide’, which is punishable under Section 309 of IPC. A Single Bench of Justice N. Anand Venkatesh said, “Mere fact that the petitioner has protested by sitting on hunger strike will not attract the offence under Section 309 IPC.” Background The observation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court has held that merely going on a hunger strike will not attract the offence of ‘attempt to commit suicide’, which is punishable under Section 309 of IPC. A Single Bench of Justice N. Anand Venkatesh said, “Mere fact that the petitioner has protested by sitting on hunger strike will not attract the offence under Section 309 IPC.” Background The observation was made while hearing a criminal application filed by one P. Chandrakumar, facing criminal charges for making a protest by going on a hunger strike from 15.08.2013 to 24.08.2013. On completion of the investigation, a final report was filed before the Trial Court, which took cognizance of the matter in 2016. The Petitioner had argued that even if the allegations against him are taken as it is, no offence has been made out under Section 309 IPC. He further pointed out that the offence under Section 309 IPC is punishable with a maximum imprisonment of one year. The FIR against him was registered in the year 2013 and the Court below took cognizance in the year 2016, and the same is barred under Section 468 Cr.P.C. [Section 468 imposes a bar on taking cognizance of an offence that is punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, after lapse of one year from th date of alleged incident] Findings The Court was of the opinion that even if the materials available on record are taken as it is, it does not constitute an offence under Section 309 IPC. Further, the Court said that there is a bar on taking cognizance, as argued by the Applicant, in view of section 468. It observed, “The Court below ought to have taken cognizance within a period of one year since the offence is punishable for a maximum period of one year. However, the Court below has taken cognizance after nearly three years without assigning any reasons. Therefore, taking cognizance of the final report by the Court below is barred by law and stands vitiated.” Know the Law The Supreme Court of India has observed in its ruling in the Ram Lila Maidan Incident case that a hunger strike is “a form of protest which has been accepted, both historically and legally in our constitutional jurisprudence.” The case of Human Right Activist Irom Sharmila is also relevant in this context. Sharmila was undergoing a prolonged hunger strike against the Anti-Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. In 2006, she landed at Jantar Mantar in connection with her Hunger Strike and continued her fast in front of her supporters She was booked under Section 309 IPC for attempt to commit suicide. However, she denied the charge that she is trying to commit suicide and said that she was using fast as a weapon to achieve her objective. In 2016, a Delhi Court acquitted her of the charges, stating that the alleged offence against her is not proved. Subsequently, a court in Imphal also dismissed a similar case against her, saying the prosecution had not provided sufficient evidence to prove her guilt. Also Read: [Attempt To Suicide] Constitutional Validity Of Section 309 IPC And Flip Flops By Supreme Court & Law Commission Case Title: P. Chandrakumar v. State & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story
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