Yesterday, 19 firefighters were killed fighting a forest fire in Yarnell, Arizona. In their honor, a prayer, and some words from Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean, the author of A River Runs Through It. Please add your own thoughts and prayers in the comments section below.
Day: July 1, 2013
Elizabeth Dias of Time is the latest to explore the Moral Monday protests by progressive religious leaders in North Carolina, which is vying with several other states in this budget season to see which one can make life hardest for the poor. She writes:
The Drum’s version of Ruth Gledhill’s story which is captive behind the Times of London’s pay wall:
From Episcopal News Service: The primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan has called on the people of South Sudan to be “united in order to achieve lasting national healing, peace and reconciliation.”
The mobility of our society notwithstanding, a parish church exists in part to be in relationship with people in a specific geographic area. And, as we begin to understand that the church that says “come and see” is giving way (of necessity) to the church that moves out from behind its walls and says “here we are,” cultivating relationship with your neighbors is more important than ever.
Households throw away $252 billion in food each year, as much as the market capitalization of Microsoft. From Why Poverty?
Jaweed Kaleem at the Huffington Post becomes one of the first religion writers to explore the increasingly visible transgender presence in faith communities in the United States. He writes:
Monday, July 1, 2013 — Week of Proper 8, Year One [Go to
When I see the other mainline denominations suffering from problems similar to ours, I recognize that expecting a new PB, organizational restructuring, or other management changes to fix the leaks and other problems is delusional.