Rest in peace my brother
Activist who cared for you and your children
and this planet. He was my dear friend.
Bishop Chuck Leigh, President
of the Florida Council of Churches met with Governor Charlie Crist. Chuck stated that "We were able to get a committment
from the governor to reinstate funding for children's health that had been removed from the medicaide budget. He also committed
to back summer nutrition funding for poor children."
Governor Charlie Crist
Father Bernie Meets Author
with Jesus" Joe Bageants new book, takes a hard and passionate look at American "culture."
Bernie and one of his
"Spiritual Directors", Joe
If your Jesus isn't about Peace AND Justice AND Unconditional Love....
.......Perhaps it isn't about Jesus at all !
Christianity is at a critical
crossroads. After two millenia the voice of Christ is a whisper barely audible while a distorted message, counter to Christ's
teachings, prevails. The "Christ lite" of today is Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Cheap Grace" taken to an entirely
new and dangerous level.
You are visiting a site named for the Beatitudes preached by Jesus on the Mount. We are
a community striving to live the love that is Jesus Christ. We live in the midst of war, poverty and gross social injustice.
We seek others, weak like us, who, like us, cannot discern much of Jesus teaching in our present society.
Church of the Beatitudes declares a oneness with Christ's teachings. We declare, as in ancient Israel, a "Jubilee Year"
when wealth was redistributed, love of the poor demanded, and God's reign acknowledged. We believe that the present "Culture
of Death" stands opposite the reign of God, the Living Light of Jesus Christ.
We look around us and see the
air we breathe, our wildlife, our foliage, our water, our oceans and our very planet are decaying rapidly. We will bequeath
to our children's children a place devoid of the beauty God designed. Our world will instead reflect the Godless life we ourselves,
through social sin, prefer at such an enormous cost. We refuse to see that in the love of God and love of neighbor lies God's
eloquent plan for our own salvation as well as God's creation.
We proclaim that
in Christ Jesus there is hope and not despair. Joy and not sorrow. Truth and not deceit. Jesus tells us that He is the WAY,
the TRUTH, the LIFE. God is not to be deceived nor postponed until another day. Today is the time, now the moment. We must
demonstrate the courage and the humility to begin anew a reapproachment with God. Join us and share this burden, for Jesus
Himself has promised that it would be light. Let us discover that fact together in this church community of the Beatitudes.