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.
Discerning God's Work In The World: Tips From The Times For Preachers: A heroic young Christian in the Amazon
Monday, March 31, 2008
A heroic young Christian in the AmazonTarcisio Feitosa da Silva is one of the people I most admire in the field of social activism today. A native of the Amazon River region, he fights and organizes and challenges mighty corporate interests "to keep the forest standing." He knows that he might be shot and killed at any time, like Sister Dorothy Stang before him.
An article in The New York Times describes his Christian faith (rare for that newspaper!). He describes himself as devoted to living "a Christian life, by Christian principles, as a Christian citizen" and to the Church itself. "To me, my faith is something essential."
"I go to Mass every Sunday at 6:30 in the afternoon," he said to the reporter. "If someone wants to kill me, they know the route."
And if you Google him you will find photos and a video.
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