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April 12, 2011 · No Comments · Cornellians, Events

Bishop Gene Robinson

Bishop Gene Robinson, photo by Thomas Henning

If all the under-represented groups got together they would be the majority voice in this country, according to Bishop Gene Robinson.  Reaching beyond our own affinity groups would create a powerful force.  Bishop Robinson posited that the LGBT movement is now mature enough to reach beyond their agenda, in his speech just a stone’s throw from the Stonewall Inn in New York City.  Bishop Robinson spoke to a rapt crowd and standing ovation at Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village on April 7th.  CURW (Cornell United Religious Work) sponsored the talk by the first openly gay non-celibate Episcopal priest elected bishop, introduced by Vice-President Susan Murphy andformer Trustee Martin Scheinman ‘75.    Alumni spanning all backgrounds and generation filled the church.  Bishop Robinson’s inclusive and respectful remarks were immensely substantive and thought provoking.  The evening conjured the very best of the Cornell University intellectual campus experience.

Read all about it here: Chronicle link

Martin Scheinman ‘75 introducing Bishop Robinson, photo by Thomas Henning

Martin Scheinman ‘75 introducing Bishop Robinson, photo by Thomas Henning

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