The Episcopal Church Building Fund has been working with parishes to forge new identities and new ways of living in their communities
Three-quarters of Americans are “people of faith,” and faith communities already have the infrastructure to organize and to promote civic engagement with scientific issues, making them ideal allies in the struggle to address climate change.
Do you have recommendations of your own for remaining Christ-centered in a polarized and politically contentious era?
Yesterday, February 19th, marked the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, which led to the internment of hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans during WWII. St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Seattle is an historically Japanese American congregation, and has been holding a series of events to commemorate the anniversary.
As sweeping arrests are made of undocumented immigrants across the country, churches are stepping up to offer sanctuary to those at risk.
Falls Church, the Episcopal church in the northern Virginia town of the same name, is an historic congregation, dating back to before the Revolutionary War. The building of Falls Church was erected in 1769, and although there are no definitive records of slaves doing the work, there is sufficient evidence to draw that conclusion. On February 11, the church dedicated a plaque to those laborers.
We’re aiming to highlight what is a gesture that is difficult for many in the LGBTI community and turn it into a celebration of love and by asking people to ‘hold tight,’ when they feel like letting go. – Australia & New Zealand Banking Group
More than 500 leaders of various faiths are petitioning for Christopher Young to be given a new trial. The leaders are from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Islamic faiths. They are requesting a new trial on one specific reason, that a potential juror was eliminated from the jury for Young’s trial because of her association with a Baptist Church which had a prison ministry.
The court ruled that the Washington Law Against Discrimination as applied in this case did not violate any First Amendment rights, guaranteed by the US Constitution. That the law is a neutral, generally applicable law that serves the WA State government’s compelling interest in eradicating discrimination in public accommodations.
I’ve heard it, and you probably have as well, Islam is a violent religion. Folks who claim to be Muslim, who commit violence in the name of Islam are really Muslims. And when I have responded with the idea that it is the same regarding Christians and Christianity, I encounter opposition, folks who claim to be Christian, who commit violence in the name of Christianity, aren’t really Christians.
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