Read the scriptural text that describes the Pentecost, during which the early disciples recieved the Holy Spirit, and spoke in tongues.
by Fred Dings
You are the children of our fantasies of form,
our wish to carve a larger cave of light,
our dream to perfect the ladder of genes and climb
its rungs to the height of human possibility,
to a stellar efflorescence beyond all injury
and disease, with minds as bright as newborn suns
and bodies which leave our breathless mirrors stunned.
Forgive us if we failed to imagine your loneliness
in the midst of all that ordinary excellence,
In this essay read during the program, Laurie Zoloth addresses the ethical dilemmas and complications that accompany progressing cloning technologies from a theological perspective. The essay is included in Cloning and the Future of Human Embryo Research, published by Oxford University Press.
by Elie Wiesel
Read the complete text of the prayer Wiesel recited during the program, which originally appeared in a diary and was included in the collection One Generation After.
Read the complete poem "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front" contained in the 1973 collection The Country of Marriage.
Read the full passage containing the ten commandments given to Moses (taken from Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures that was mentioned during the program.
Psalm 22: 1-21
The following biblical passage was taken from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible (Psalm 22:1-31) that was read during the program.
Read two translations of the poem written by St. John of the Cross.
Read the complete passage from this book of the Old Testament.
The following biblical passage recited by Krista and read during the program was taken from Celebrating Common Prayer: A Version of the Daily Office SSF.