Two Nations?

Yesterday, a number of messages appeared on the Diocese of New York priests’ listserv. They were from women priests offering bus rides to Washington D.C. for the January 21 “million women” march. I was amazed at how many parishes have already rented buses for the trip.

Later in the day, I was at a dinner party with a pretty conservative (and mostly Episcopalian) group of people. I asked various guests what they thought of the upcoming march–and none of them had even heard of it!

I hope the latter group were simply forgetting having previously read about the January gathering. I also hope that the activists on the march remember that many of their fellow citizens have different concerns about the future than they do. —J. Douglas Ousley

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3 Responses to “Two Nations?”

  1. Lee says:

    Thank you for reminding me of Paul’s request that we “Endeavor to keep the unity of the spirit in the bonds of peace.”

  2. John Ubieta says:

    Many months ago, before the November election, I puzzled many people when I told them this election is about two women: Hillary and Ivanka. What are you talking about? Ivanka is not the candidate, her father Donald is. True, but as it turned out, Ivanka played a very important and influential role in her father’s campaign. We now learn she was behind the firing of Corey Lowendowski, Trump’s first campaign manager. Ivanka was present at her father’s first meeting with a foreign leader as President-elect, Shinzo Abe of Japan. She is present in every important meeting making her the most powerful and influential first daughter in history. It is beyond clear that her father heavily relies on her judgment for every decision he makes. The Trump team has said she will be handling many of the first lady duties as well. If you notice Melania, our future first lady, is not even in the news anymore. By the time women protesters get off their buses and gather in DC on January 21, Ivanka would already have plans of her own in march as well. On November 8th. Americans did elect the first female president, only it was not Hillary, it was…Ivanka.

  3. anonymous says:

    Find information on the Women’s March at

    The mission is simple:

    “The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.”

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