Day: May 31, 2011
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has named Diocese of Lexington Bishop Stacy F. Sauls as chief operating officer for the Episcopal Church. Sauls was confirmed in a conference call with the Executive Council this morning.
I’m trying to get my head around how the exclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from being part of the full life of the church promotes unity, especially because bishops also vow to “uphold justice”. It seems to me, there is something distorted in this image of unity. For one thing, it reeks of empire.
Spain has indicted 20 Salvadoran military officials for the 1989 murders of 8 Jesuits and 2 women according to
Anglican parishes in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island now have permission to bless same-sex marriages, but they still can’t perform the ceremony for gays and lesbians.
Eve, mother of our humanity, Teach us true wisdom, that all life is precious in God’s sight.
Everyone who has spent much time with a Christian congregation of any stripe is familiar with the concept of “Tiwwadi.” No, it’s not a term from an African language like “Ubuntu” or “Indaba.” Rather it’s an acronym for an English phrase: “This is the way we’ve always done it.”