Day: June 14, 2012

Mayor’s ruling could block ministry of communion & danish

Ronnie Polaneczky of the Philadelphia Daily News has a poignant column today about Violet Little, a pastor who with other clergy provides holy communion and then coffee and pastry to the homeless (and others) on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Little fears that Mayor Michael Nutter’s ban on feeding the homeless could threaten this ministry, and […]

Board member of Boy Scouts speaks out against anti-gay policy

The CEO of Ernst & Young, board member of the Boy Scouts of America, has expressed opposition to BSA’s anti-gay policy, and said he is working with the group to amend its membership rules. This comes after one lesbian mom ousted as Tiger Cub den leader launched an online petition urging board members to speak […]

TEC among 37 faith groups to back anti-discrimination law

The Episcopal Church is one of 37 faith groups to sign a letter sent this week to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) urging passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (S.11). The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism coordinated and released the letter, supporting the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on […]

Property as Spiritual Question: How much is too much?

We find in the Christian fathers vigorous denunciations of all keeping of private wealth such as is not needed for the support of the possessor’s own family. Such selfish keeping of wealth from the common fund they call—not lack of generosity only, but injustice or theft. It is not that they deny the necessity of […]