The Atlantic has a new article titled “Breaking Faith” which argues that the decline in religious participation, rather than leading to lessening of the “culture wars,” has instead made possible a much more vicious cultural struggle rooted in race and tribal affiliation with little common ground on which to build reconciliation and renewal.
the National Cathedral has been moving towards removal of Confederate symbols in their stained glass windows. According to RNS, it appears as though that panes showing the Confederate battle flag were quietly removed last month.
Curry said that there shouldn’t be an expectation that the Episcopal Church would change its mind about inclusion and equality in the next three years, nor its love, affection, and commitment to the rest of the Anglican Communion.
“Our sisters and brothers in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church have asked us to make [our] solidarity visible by participating in “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday” on Sunday, September 6.”