Tuesday, December 25, 2012

R.I.P. Jane Holmes Dixon

1937 - 2012

I have a handfull of voicemails that are "saved" on my office phone -- a voicemail version of not wanting to wash your hand after you've shaken the hand of one of your heroes. And the oldest one is from Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon.

+Jane took time on Ash Wednesday 2007 -- when we were in the vortex of "the inclusion wars" -- to call with words of support and encouragement after the PBS NewsHour aired a segment I was on with Kendall Harmon. She was an extraordinary leader, pastor, pioneer and cheerleader. Her legacy will live on in all those who continue to work to make God's inclusive love, justice and compassion made tanglible in the work and witness of the Episcopal Church and beyond. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

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