Still room for healing, 40 years after devastating Hoboken fires | Faith Matters

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Mar 15, 2020 8:00 AM
Last year, the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas enrolled in a doctoral program with an unusual name at Drew Theological School of Drew University in Madison: “Prophetic Fire and Pastoral Identity in a Fluid Culture.”In her words, the program delves into “priestly ministry in a challenging world.”Little did she know that the fire part would prove prophetic. Researching the history of All Saints Episcopal Parish in Hoboken, where she has been the rector for almost two years, she heard about a wave of fires that devastated the Mile Square City in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Scores of people died, inc...
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