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The Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center was named in honor of the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris, the first woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion.

Read more about this national visionary at the visionary project.

 

 

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The newly consecrated Bishop Harris with the presiding bishop, Edmond Browning.

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Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE and Bishop Harris at the 1998 Lambeth Conference, a gathering of the Anglican Communion’s bishops convened every 10 years by the archbishop of Canterbury. This was the first with women bishops present–11 in all.

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Celebrating Holy Eucharist at the dedication of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, N.H., on June 21, 2003.  Pictured from left:  Bishop Bud Cederholm, Bishop Barbara C. Harris, Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE and Bishop Gayle E. Harris.

BCH_still from HBO documentaryBishop Harris was featured in the HBO documentary, The Black List: Volume 2. The documentary profiles some of today’s most fascinating African-Americans. From the childhood inspirations that shaped their ambitions, to the evolving American landscape they helped define, to the importance of preserving a unique cultural identity for future generations, these prominent individuals offer a unique look into the zeitgeist of black America, redefining the traditional pejorative notion of a blacklist.

See her segment on http://vimeo.com/8897995.