The Rev. Susan Auchincloss

 

Now retired, Susan is an Episcopal priest who has been rector of a church and headmistress of an Episcopal school.  Currently she serves on the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Diocese of New York and as Associate Priest at Trinity Episcopal church in Saugerties, NY.  She is also a member of the Founders’ Cooperation Circle of the United Religions Initiative, working with Bishop William E. Swing on interfaith initiatives for peace.  A collection of her recent sermons can be found at “Skeins of Faith – Preaching that Leads to Prayer” (http://skeinsoffaith.wordpress.com).

She believes passionately that what is heard in church reverberates in the larger world, and can give  rise to and support anti-Semitism.  She has dedicated herself to pursuing one ameliorating action, knowing it will affect the whole. That is to stop allowing translations from the New Testament, insofar as they denigrate Jews and Judaism, to be read aloud in church services.