Day: March 23, 2013

NPR interviews National Cathedral dean on guns, church and marriage equality

Yesterday, Michel Martin, host of NPR’s Tell Me More interviewed Dean Gary Hall of Washington National Cathedral who has been speaking out for stricter gun laws and greater acceptance of same-sex marriage. Martin asked Hall about those issues, and the evolving role of faith in progressive politics. (Audio and transcript available.) An excerpt:

Galvanized by gun violence, the Episcopal Church responds

The Episcopal Church is making news for its efforts to reduce gun violence. Last night more than 1,000 people in the Diocese of Chicago braved the cold to participate in CROSSwalk, a prayerful four-mile procession through the streets of the city from St. James Episcopal Cathedral to Stroger Hospital where so many of the victims […]


When she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, and told her privately, ‘The Teacher is here and is calling for you.’ And when she heard it, she got up quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still at the place where […]

Taking Liturgy to Town

by Lisa G. Fischbeck Holy Week at the Advocate: Carrboro NC Becomes Jerusalem We walked together, some carrying placards, some taking turns carrying the large cedar cross. Not a large crowd, twenty-five or so. Enough to been seen as intentional, enough to attract attention. I wore my collar and black cassock, signs my ministry, signs […]