GCC Op-Ed on Tamir Rice Grand Jury Proceedings

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The following letter was submitted to Cleveland.com by Greater Cleveland Congregations co-chairs: Rabbi Joshua L. Caruso, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple; The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Trinity Cathedral; and Pastor Richard Gibson, Elizabeth Baptist Church. Western religions generally counsel against pure anger. In scripture, God is lifted up as one who is “slow to anger.” Indeed, being slow to anger is aspired to as a virtue for every living being. Yet there are times when anger serves us well – when it is harnessed to confront society’s systemic ills and catalyze change. We are deeply saddened, extremely frustrated, and – yes – angered by the pattern of…

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Clergy Staff Transition

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A Note from Dean Lind It is with mixed feelings that I announce a transition in our clergy staff. On July 31, the Rev. Sahra Harding will complete her three-year curacy at Trinity Cathedral. For those of you who might not know, a curate is a time-limited job for a newly ordained priest. Sahra came to us in the summer of 2011 and has served as our associate for children, youth, families and young adults.

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Medicaid Expansion Rally – Purpose

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Remarks made by the Very Rev. Tracey Lind at the GCC Medicaid Expansion Assembly on Jan. 24, 2013 Good evening, and Welcome GCC! I am Tracey Lind, the Dean and Senior Pastor of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and I am honored to serve as one of the co-chairs of Greater Cleveland Congregations. Tonight we are here together, over 1,000 members of our region’s faith, civic, and health care communities, to embody physically the widespread support for Medicaid Expansion in Northeast Ohio – and to move into action to make sure it becomes a reality for Ohioans. Let me give you a…

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