“We talk a lot about how to make church welcoming, but we sometimes forget that for the one person in every hundred who has a form of autism, church can be a bewildering or frightening place. That’s why I’m so pleased that these guidelines have been produced for use in the Diocese of Oxford. They explain clearly what it can be like to have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and how we can help to welcome those with an ASD into church.”
Day: June 10, 2012
Storykeep has produced a lovely video about St. Lydia’s Dinner Church, one of whose leaders, Emily Scott, has contributed several essays to the Cafe.
The Rev. Jon Richardson, vice president for national affairs of Integrity, talks about sharing the Episcopal Church’s Baptismal Covenant with other participants at the Chicago Consultation/Ujamaa Centre gathering in Durban, South Africa.
Following up on a story we posted last week, the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral won approval Friday to demolish two historic buildings on Chestnut Street in order to build a 25-story apartment tower. The dean of the cathedral and others contend that the plan will create funding for crucial renovations to the cathedral. From the Philadelphia …
What if…(horror of horrors!)…instead of a 40 hour work week being standard, a 21 hour work week were the norm? The theory is that there would be enough work for everyone to be satisfied and more mentally healthy.
by Andee Zetterbaum Just in time for Pentecost, the new banner went up. Made by an extraordinarily talented fabric artist, it showed a streak of light swooping down to Earth: the gift of the Holy Spirit. Or so we all thought. It took a 10-year-old boy to correct us. “Isn’t it great,” he said, “that …