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Activist minister Ekman to give up pulpit

The Reverend Jay Ekman and his wife, Judy Ekman, pose for a photograph outside Presbyterian – New England Congregational Church in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to discuss their upcoming retirement.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Reverend Jay Ekman and his wife, Judy Ekman, pose for a photograph outside Presbyterian – New England Congregational Church in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to discuss their upcoming retirement.
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Jay Ekman preaches social justice from the pulpit, protests on street corners and wears jeans under his clerical robe on Sundays. He’ll hang up that robe and step away from the pulpit at the end of this month when he retires after almost 40 years as pastor of the progressive Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church on Circular Street in Saratoga Springs. But Ekman is likely to keep taking a stand in some way after his final ...


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