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Notes for Rev. John Harmon profile


The Rev. John J. Harmon was Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in the mid 1950s, and then became the Associate Director of the Packard Manse interfaith social action center. He was active in Civil Rights work and served as the Treasurer of the Boston unit of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Harmon's philosophy and theology focused on the idea of "recognizing the grace that is already present in everyday life." This philosophy centered on the idea of the Incarnation, Jesus living in the world, which, for him, translated into living in the city and valuing the grace and strengths of a (sometimes struggling) urban neighborhood.


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February 16, 2020