Newark, New Jersey, mayor Cory Booker told reporters in January why it is inappropriate to put civil rights issues before the electorate in a popular referendum.
Day: February 24, 2012
After Bishop Nicholas Holtam of Salisbury stated on BBC4 and to the Times that he was in favor of gay marriage in Great Britain, he met with clergy in his diocese who disagreed with him. After the meeting, the Bishop posted this statement on the diocean web-site:
Now that IASCUFO has decided to make a case for the Anglican Communion Covenant to the average Anglican in the pew, it’s clear that they were never really prepared to make the case in the first place.
When competing good collide in health care, say between a caregiver’s conscience and patient need, how can individuals, policy-makers, and providers steer a useful, sensible course? William A. Galston and Melissa Rogers of the Brookings Institution offer a useful tool.
<Updated 12:30 pm EST>Chelsea Now reports that General Seminary is in discussion with the Brodsky Organization to sell the Desmond Tutu Center, a conference center owned by the Seminary.
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams did what he does best when he met Richard Dawkins Clarendon House at Oxford University for a debate about the existence of God that turned into a discussion about the efficacy of belief in God.
“The Lord is near.” What a gentle encouragement. Much of the intention of the many prayer disciplines is to create in us a constant sense of God’s presence. Classical spirituality calls it “recollection” — the state of being constantly aware of God and responsive to God’s presence. Some use the word “mindfulness”. A gentle reminder — “the Lord is near” — repeated over and over can help plant a mindful consciousness within us.
Just as the storm passed over us, in the final downpour with the wind still raging, he’d driven out to the beach. At first he just sat in the car, staring as the raindrops pounding on his windshield blurred the huge waves crashing against the beach. He wondered why he was doing this, or even whether he really would. Then he got out of the car, walked down close enough that he could feel waves shaking the land and he started to pace back and forth, shouting the psalm.