Day: March 18, 2013

Revisioning charity

Conventional wisdom about nonprofits is managers should work for lesser wages than the business sector and donations should go to direct aid not advertising. Dan Pallotta, founder of the AIDS Bike Ride and other charities, says, “everything the donating public has been taught about giving is dysfunctional.” He aims to transform the way society thinks […]

Rob Bell backs marriage equality; NOM loses its GOP base

Two developments in the campaign for marriage equality suggest that things keep moving in the right direction. At an appearance at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, prominent evangelical pastor Rob Bell endorsed marriage equality. Meanwhile, in suburban Washington, D. C., the leaders of the National Organization for Marriage faced an almost empty room at CPAC, a gathering known for its hardline conservatism.

Music and worship

Commemoration of Cyril of Jerusalem In all that he did he gave thanks to the Holy One, the Most High, proclaiming his glory; he sang praise with all his heart, and he loved his Maker. He placed singers before the altar, to make sweet melody with their voices. He gave beauty to the festivals, and […]