Friday, April 21, 2023

Telling the Philadelphia Eleven Story

Friends, we are coming up on the 50th Anniversary of the stained-glass-ceiling-shattering ordinations of the first eleven women as priests in the Episcopal Church: July 29, 2024. A brilliant feature length documentary -- The Philadelphia Eleven -- is on final approach to mark that anniversary ... and I am writing today to ask you to join with those who are helping complete the work by making a tax-deductible donation to finish the work. 

The inimitable Dr. Fredrica Harris Thompsett famously taught that the reason we learn our history is to get a running start on our future -- and as we face a future where it increasingly looks like we are going to have to continue to battle to both secure the hard won rights of the past and move the needle forward for those who are still on the margins, the story of these valiant women and their allies offers both balm in Gilead and strength for the journey. 

First watch this three minute trailer:

The Philadelphia Eleven (official trailer) from Time Travel Productions LLC on Vimeo.

And then click here to join with the great cloud of witnesses to tell the Philadelphia Eleven story. 

Ready. Set. Go!