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Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake Focus on a Leader, Dick Williams

When Dick Williams is pressed, he’ll agree that he has become a community leader in environmental activism, but he seems to do so with reluctance. Perhaps it’s because he didn’t aspire to be a leader, but rather was led to it by God and his faith. The seeds of Dick’s activism might well have been planted while he served as a consultant for Marine Corps housing on Guam. Asked to incorporate sustainability standards into building specifications, he familiarized himself with LEED®(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) environmental awareness.

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From the Archives: The Church of St. Katherine of Alexandria

From the first-hand account of the founding of the Church of St. Katharine of Alexandria, written by the Rev. Walter Clayton Clapp; “The work of St. Katharine’s began on the Feast of St. Katharine [November 25], 1891 at 1350 N. Calhoun Street, Baltimore, when in the afternoon of that day, the clergy (the rector of Mount Calvary and myself) with some Sisters and others, assembled in the rooms on the first floor and said a few prayers, among them and specially, the prayer for St. Katharine’s Day, which I hurriedly translated and transcribed for the occasion.

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Baltimore preachers bring their best to the pulpit for Easter

The Rev. Florence Ledyard, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore: “On Easter, I’m often looking at the way that early community, the people around Jesus, reacted to the resurrection. What is it about this distinctive, unique event that transforms us? What is it about this remarkable event that all of us struggle to understand and receive and be blessed by?…

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