Bishop Tom Shaw of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts makes a visit to the Boston Marathon memorial site and is moved to wonder how we’re willing to get at the root causes of violence.
Day: May 2, 2013
A few weeks ago, I traveled to the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, in the state of Washington, to witness the state-sanctioned, church-blessed wedding of my gay cousin and his partner of more than 35 years. The sister of one of the grooms, a devout (and I would have to say downright conservative) Roman Catholic, was […]
You may have seen this meme making the rounds on Facebook, Reddit or Imgur in the last couple of days. It’s a photo of a bearded man sitting cross-legged on a sidewalk, holding a cardboard sign reading: “Which religion cares the most about the homeless?” He’s surrounded by eight small bowls and a hat, each […]
On this National Day of Prayer, Elizabeth Drescher finds certain inspiration in the prayer practices of “nones” who eschew organized religion but demonstrate charity in their spiritual approach. She writes in the Washington Post:
Father Michael Lapsley, founder of the Institute for Healing of Memories, talks with Ethan Vesely-Flad about his own experience as the victim of bomb attack in South Africa and what challenges face survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing. Lapsley lost both arms and the use of an eye and and ear in a 1990 letter […]
Everyday Mysteries With others she manages a website for the Diocese of Colorado highlighting congregations’ creative ministries: