Evan P. Anderson, Tamar Miller, Tom Block, Gordon Wheeler, Rev. Mary Haddad, Walid Abdul Jawad, Vanessa Brake, Joseph Montville, Judith Fleenor, Hajj Victor Ghalib Begg, Brenda Rosenberg.
Mary Haddad: Stories, Community/People
Rev. Mary Haddad
first reflected on Sister Rose's simple statement that "Jesus was a Jew, How could we not love his
Unfortunately, many churches downplay the Jewishness of Jesus, which could indicate one knowledge gap that AFR
could help fill.
In response to Rev. Haddad's
observations, Dr. Ayatollah spoke of how the opening scene of the documentary where Christians were asked: 'Who killed Jesus?' Everyone questioned answered "the Jews.
Unexpectedly laid off, Mary subsequently worked as a publicist for the University of Windsor, owned and ran a French café, and, briefly, sold cars in Detroit.
In 1992, she
moved to California as the live-in verger at All Saint's Episcopal Church
In 1997, Mary began studies at the General Theological Seminary and, upon graduation in 2000, became Associate Rector at St. Bartholomew's Church.
visited Jerusalem for a ten-day seminar in 1994 and again for a conference on Christian Zionism in 2004.
While at St. Bart's, she was a Steering Committee member of Jerusalem 2000, a fund-raising campaign, and formed a grassroots Middle-East advocacy group called "Just Peace."
She began her ministry as Canon Pastor at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in January 2007.