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We invite you to share in the 2012 Lenten email series from Episcopal Relief & Development. Each day during Lent you will receive a daily reflection, in both English and Spanish, co-authored by a group of respected leaders from across the Episcopal Church. During this season of reflection on our Christian faith, their writings will enhance your spiritual journey as they both inspire and challenge you.

2012 Lenten Meditations Authors

  • Ms. Cynthia Coe wrote the Abundant Life Garden Project children's curriculum for Episcopal Relief & Development. She is a Christian formation consultant in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • The Reverend Lisa C. Flores is Associate Rector for Formation and Servant Ministries, Church of the Holy Communion, Memphis, Tennessee, and President, National Association of Episcopal Christian Education Directors.
  • The Reverend Scott Gunn is the Executive Director of Forward Movement, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • The Reverend Gay Clark Jennings is Associate Director of The CREDO Institute.
  • The Reverend Shannon Ferguson Kelly is a freelance writer and Christian formation consultant in Columbus, Ohio.
  • The Reverend Eric H.F. Law is Founder and Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Institute, Los Angeles, California.
  • The Reverend Canon Renée Miller is a writer, poet, priest, entrepreneur, long distance truck driver and CREDO faculty member.
  • Robert W. Radtke, Ph.D., is President of Episcopal Relief & Development, New York, New York.
  • The Reverend Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D., is Canon to the Presiding Bishop & Primate of The Episcopal Church.
  • Mr. Brian Sellers-Petersen is Director of Church Engagement, Episcopal Relief & Development, Seattle, Washington.
  • The Reverend Jay Sidebotham is Rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Lake Forest, Illinois; Chair of the Board, Forward Movement; and Board Member, Episcopal Relief & Development. Christine Sine, M.D., is Executive Director, Mustard Seed Associates, Seattle, Washington.
  • The Right Reverend Prince Singh, Ph.D., is the Eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester and Board Member, Episcopal Relief & Development.
  • The Reverend Becca Stevens is Founder of the Community of Magdalene and Thistle Farms and Episcopal Chaplain, St. Augustine's, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The Reverend Margaret Trezevant, R.N., is Pastoral Associate, All Saints Church, San Francisco, California, and Chaplain, Sojourn Chaplaincy, San Francisco General Hospital.

The forty days of Lent provide a time to reflect on our Christian faith and prepare ourselves for the celebration and season of Easter. During Lent we are called to slow down and consider our baptismal vows as we move toward the celebration of the resurrection of Christ and season of Easter. It is a time for us to prayerfully consider how we can unite in healing a hurting world.

This year's Lenten Meditations guide us to a deeper understanding of God's call in our lives and provide a particular emphasis on promoting health and fighting disease while preparing ourselves for healing.

Co-authored by a group of leaders from across The Episcopal Church, our writers reflect on their favorite scripture passages and other sources of spiritual wisdom.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. As an independent 501(c) (3) organization, Episcopal Relief & Development takes its mandate from Jesus' words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief & Development strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow's challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.

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