Statement to CAIR Boston Rally against Muslim Ban Sunday Jan 29, 2017 Copley Plaza, Boston by Rev. Laura Everett- Massachusetts Council of Churches Strikethrough text got cut to stay on time. Some of our political leaders would like to be preachers (I'm looking at you, Senator Markey...). We also needed to keep sentences short and get loud…Read more There is nothing Christian about a ban on Muslims or Refugees.
A sermon for the ordination of Marisa Egerstrom St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, South End, Boston: Thursday January 19, 2017 1 Sam 8:10-18 Psalm 146 1 Peter 5:1-4 Matt 16:13-19 I have a certain sympathy for the people who want a king. I have stood before the endless aisles of canned goods overwhelmed by choice, overtired and…Read more Be Cautious with Crowns: A sermon on 1 Samuel
Saturday December 10, 2016: Islamic Society of Boston, Wayland MA To the Islamic Council of New England: I bring you greetings from the Massachusetts Council of Churches, a network of Christian individuals, congregations and denominations convinced that what binds us together in Christ is stronger than anything that divides us. For many, many years our…Read more Muslim Registry: A Christian Response
All Saints, Brookline Transfiguration Sunday, February 7, 2015 Luke 9:28-36, (37-43) Let us pray: May we see. Amen. Sometimes, truth lurks in the footnotes. There, beneath the Gospel text, in The Oxford Annotated Bible, New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha, Third Edition 2001, there, where the font gets small and squished, some unnamed, unknown…Read more “An intense religious experience, the exact nature of which is uncertain.”
Rev. Laura Everett, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Churches Ecumenical Armenian Vespers at Trinity Church in Boston Thursday April 23, 2014, 7:30pm Mark 5: 1-20 She spoke truth. With the clipped diction of a Boston Protestant from a certain social strata, the 75-year-old suffragette and abolitionist Julia Ward Howe climbs the stairs to the podium…Read more Naming Truth: A Sermon on Being Set Free & The Armenian Genocide