Day: April 29, 2013

PB, other bishops join “climate revival” event in Boston

Climate Revival 2013, organized by New England Regional Environmental Ministries on Saturday featured a sermon by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and became a Twitter event thanks to the efforts of Bishops Nicholas Knisely of Rhode Island and Thomas Ely of Vermont, the Rev. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches and …

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The Economist finds that Justin Welby actually knows something about banks

The striking thing about the archbishop’s tone is that it avoids several extremes. In contrast with some religious discourse, he does not see the financial sector as self-evidently or incorrigibly nefarious. He does not view the efficient allocation of capital, and the broking of deals between risk-takers and risk-avoiders, as an immoral business.

Drawing lessons from the Boston bombings

In an op-ed for the Richmond Times Dispatch on potential reasons for the Boston Marathon bombing, the Rev. William L. Sachs, executive director of the Center for Interfaith Reconciliation based at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., writes:

The Woman and the Pharisee and Me

You can feel the elitism in this gospel passage. A Pharisee has asked Jesus to his home for a meal. Maybe he is one of those liberal and tolerant Pharisees who is reaching out to the peasant rabbi Jesus. Jesus should feel himself honored…