Support for gay marriage reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking a dramatic change in public attitudes on the subject across the past decade. Fifty-eight percent of Americans now say it should be legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed.
Day: March 18, 2013
Daniel Schultz has an excellent round-up of the faith-based efforts to reduce gun violence on the website of Christian Century. It includes both Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, whose leader, Vinny DeMarco, recently spoke to the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops and CROSSwalk, an initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.
From the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life:
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 …
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.
We need to work together to lessen the occurrence of gun deaths not because people are evil but because we’re neither as smart nor invulnerable as we like to think ourselves. We need each other to make our way through life. That’s what society, that’s what the church, is all about.
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 …