Fleming Rutledge is a preacher and teacher known throughout the US, Canada, and parts of the UK. She is the author of eight books, all from Eerdmans Publishing. Her most recent book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, is the product of the work of a lifetime and is being described as a new classic on the subject.
One of the first women to be ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, she served for fourteen years on the clergy staff at Grace Church on Lower Broadway at Tenth Street, New York City.
Fleming and her husband celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2009 and have two daughters and two grandchildren. She is a native of Franklin, Virginia.
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Friday, November 11, 2005Unitarians and Trinitarians (the torture issue, cont'd)
Here's a letter to the editor of The New York Times today. Have there been letters like this to the editors of newspapers in other parts of our country? and have they been written by generously orthodox Trinitarian Christian leaders, or are we leaving it to the Unitarians?
To the Editor:
I praise you for keeping the torture issue front and center during this critical time of Congressional consideration of the shameful United States practice of abuse at secret prisons abroad ("Blaming the Messenger," editorial, Nov. 10).
It's puzzling that there has not been a greater public uproar over this immoral, illegal, ineffective and cruel practice that so compromises our security.
Our congregation, by resolution, has unanimously condemned this practice and trusts that others will join us in an overwhelming show of moral outrage.
(Rev.) Paul S. Johnson
Nov. 10, 2005
The writer is senior minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.
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