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REVEREND WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN-The Passing of a Great Man Remembered

Posted by justjoe on April 23, 2006

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Reverand William Sloan Coffin

by Robert Shetterly

A great man that I have only just begun to know remembered by great men who did.

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2006 by CommonDreams.org

Journal 4. 13. 06 William Sloane Coffin

by Robert Shetterly 

When I go out to talk myself, I love to quote Bill Coffin. He said, "…If you lessen your anger at the structures of power, you lower your love for the victims of power." That says it all. It's what Terry Tempest Williams means by sacred rage. Whether it's a snail darter, a blackburnian warbler, or an Iraqi child being made collateral damage for someone’s unjust gain, the volatile mix of grief and anger and love fuels a holy flame…. http://snipurl.com/pk6r

Published on Friday, April 21, 2006 by CommonDreams.org

by Bill Moyers

"So he had the pastor’s heart but he he heeded the prophet’s calling. There burned in his soul a sacred rage – that volatile mix of grief and anger and love that produced what his friend, the artist and writer Robert Shetterly, described as “a holy flame.” During my interview with him he said, “When you see uncaring people in high places, everybody should be mad as hell.” If you lessen your anger at the structures of power, he said, you lower your love for the victims of power…… http://snipurl.com/pk6f

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