The work of all Episcopal schools together contributes to God’s commission to restore all people to unity with him and each other in Jesus (“Catechism,” 1979 BCP, p. 855).
At the center of every educational debate stands a mystery: the eternity-haunted, God-imaged soul of a child. What need not remain inaccessible is how to shape that soul for what is True, Good, and Beautiful.
Thousands of seminarians have read John H. Westerhoff III’s Will Our Children Have Faith? and it has guided countless parishes and denominational offices in their Christian education programs.
We need to help pastors in a better way — throughout the Communion. We must learn to “walk as if we are one,” even educationally.