Immediate and long-term disaster response is complicated. We learned this after Hurricane Katrina and we are learning it again after Superstorm Sandy. Episcopal Relief and Development was cited in an article describing where all that money–governmental, insurance and donated–goes, and says ERD and the Dioceses of New Jersey and Newark are doing a good job.
Day: November 23, 2012
The Anglican Consultative Council turned down a bid by the Diocese of Uruguay to switch from the province of the Southern Cone to the province of Brasil.
The conventional wisdom a week ago was that the General Synod would authorize the ordination of women to the episcopate. Maybe not a slam dunk but after 42 of 44 diocesan synods said “yes,” it seemed like a sure thing. Since the vote failed by a mere six votes in the lay order, the implications are still being sorted out.
Today Malachi picks up a theme that is present in Haggai and several other prophets. Our worship of God comes first, they tell us. Trust God and honor God appropriately as your primary obligation, and all other things will fit into place…
The next Archbishop of Canterbury roots are discussed in the Jewish Chronicle, where the editors express the hope that this background will help improve relations between the Church of England and the Jewish community in the UK.