“Under whose authority are you not issuing marriage licenses today?” he asked. “Under God’s authority,” Davis said.
Creation Justice Ministries Executive Director Shantha Ready Alonso said, “Prayer is powerful. Uniting in prayer will give us the spiritual strength we need to face the most daunting challenge humanity has known: to heal and restore God’s web of creation before it is too late.”
“During the last 15 months, we have continued to learn much about our School and the students it serves. … Our ongoing work will be even more difficult having witnessed the challenges of the trial, but it remains our responsibility to make our School the safest place possible.”
The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld has posted a pastoral letter about the divisions and grief brought to light following…
Writing on Medium, Sarah McBride writes movingly about the grief and joy she experienced in her brief marriage to her partner Andy, who died shortly after they were married in a ceremony officiated by their friend and colleague, The Right Reverend Gene Robinson.
The Public Religion Research Institute has posted analysis of data on Catholics from their new study, The Pope Francis Effect,…
This week in his blog on Christianity Today, Ed Stetzer wrote a very good article regarding the situation.
During August, the 8th National Anglican Sacred Circle of the Anglican Church of Canada has been meeting in Port Elgin ON. The Sacred Circle is the Indigenous Anglican Church in Canada. Finally on 25 AUG, Sol Sanderson, from the Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation and Justice, read a draft document from the Commission that was a proposal for a fifth ecclesiastical province for the Anglican Church of Canada. After careful consideration the Sacred Circle came to a consensus on the proposal and endorsed sending it to the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples.
When surveyed by phone, folks in the US inflate their religious participation as opposed to answering identical questions in an on line survey. Folks are most likely to under report seldom or never attending religious services.
St Mary’s Academy, a Roman Catholic high school for young women in Portland OR had withdrawn a job offer earlier made to a woman who later reported to the school that she was a lesbian. Less that 24 hours after the job recension was reported to the students and their parents by the school’s president, the school’s board has done an about face and has adopted a equal opportunity employment policy that includes sexual orientation and marital status.
The Vatican has given its backing to a central Rome square being named after Martin Luther, a church reformer excommunicated by the pope nearly 500 years ago.