social justice

Angel of the Tram / and other icons

The Uniting Church Icon School is currently exhibiting at Pilgrim Theological College and The Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville, Melbourne. Among the icons is one, “Angel of the Tram,” by Alex Safran. Written this year, its descriptor says: “Image of a homeless man based on traditional Byzantine images of John the Baptist (who also slept rough).”

Photos below by Catherine Schieve and Stephen Burns.

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... if any of this grace could possibly be real

An article to take your breath away today in the New York Times:

A Nuclear Bomb Inside the Vatican

A meditation by Jennifer Finney Boylan , a trans woman, as she enters the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City and thinks about her faith:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/opinion/a-nuclear-bomb-inside-the-vatican.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Photo that accompanies the    NY Times article   : Inside the Sistine Chapel, in Vatican City.  Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Photo that accompanies the NY Times article: Inside the Sistine Chapel, in Vatican City.
Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Photo credit: Alamy - from the Telegraph: Members of the public inside the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City in Rome.    Telegraph.co.uk

Photo credit: Alamy - from the Telegraph: Members of the public inside the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City in Rome. Telegraph.co.uk

  • Jennifer Finney Boylan, formerly James Boylan, is an American author, transgender activist and reality televison personality who is a professor at Barnard College of Columbia University and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. [Wikipedia]
    Read more of her NYTimes articles
    here.