Quote of the Week

Senator Dick Durbin

I think that may be what this is all about: your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you give away in modern America in the name of connecting people around the world.

{Senator Dick Durbin to Mark Zuckerberg}

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Notes from 39,000 Feet

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              Of Life, Laughter and Liturgy


My name is Jane Stranz. I was born and brought up in Britain and am an ordained minister of the United Reformed Church. For over ten years I worked as a parish minister in the Eglise Réformée de France in Dunkerque, Chambéry and Ferney-Voltaire. From July 2002 to October 2011 I led the language service of the World Council of Churches in Geneva. Currently I’m working on a two year mission on ecumenical relations, inter-religious dialogue and inter-cultural ministry with the Fédération Prostestante de France based in Paris. It’s going to be exciting and a steep learning curve. I’m married to Stephen Brown a journalist, researcher and theologian who works at