“The group “We do! Methodists Living Marriage Equality” announced on October 17 a covenant also signed by 721 laypeople who declared, “We refuse to discriminate against any of God’s children and pledge to make marriage equality a lived reality””
Day: October 18, 2011
“The Rev. Becca Stevens, author, Episcopal priest and social entrepreneur, has been named by the White House’s Office of Public Engagement as one of 15 “Champions of Change” for her pioneering work with Magdalene/Thistle Farms, a residential community and social enterprise she founded to serve women who have survived prostitution, addiction and abuse.”
The order means that the stipulation of 2005 agreed to by then Bishop Duncan (and other defendants) and Calvary Episcopal Church stands, and diocesan property belongs to the diocese in The Episcopal Church.
Trinity Church on Wall Street in Manhattan is right in the center of the disturbances taking place in lower Manhattan. The Rector has posted a statement on the parish website offering hospitality to the protestors and its hope that it can be a place of reconciliation.
A pivotal a moment in the Christian journey happens when we realize that we are loved and accepted completely, just as we are. That is a moment of conversion. Conversion happens when we quit trying to earn love and simply accept it.