Day: November 26, 2012

Clause by clause analysis of Uganda’s anti-gay legislation

ll of which means that someone can “commit homosexuality” even if they are fully clothed and there is no actual skin-to-skin contact. The sole proof required is that the “touching” took place with the perceived “intention” of committing the act of homosexuality.

What does the church have to offer on Black Friday?

Taking our rituals out of the church and into the streets and malls and transit stops can have a powerful effect on people. The experiences of the Rev. Emily Mellott (@eamellott) and others who have helped make Ashes to Go such a success may be valuable in figuring out other ways to take the church to the people.

Has vote on women as bishops precipitated a constitutional crisis?

The Church of England is facing a “major constitutional crisis” as a result of the fiasco last week over women bishops, according to an internal document written for the archbishops by one of their most senior staff. The Established Church must take steps in July next year to consecrate women bishops and vote them through by 2015, otherwise it risks the matter being taken out of its hands by Parliament.

Simplifying

Most deep truth, most right thinking, is pretty simple — God is good. Creation is a wonderful mystery. Everything is connected. Healing is possible. Growth happens. Greed brings suffering. But even these truths need to be held gently…

Maria Evans off for South Sudan

Maria L. Evans, a frequent contributor to Speaking to the Soul and Daily Episcopalian, is part of a six-member delegation from the Diocese of Missouri visiting the Diocese of Lui in South Sudan this week. Please keep them all in your prayers.