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Day: July 12, 2013
Bishop James Tengatenga of Southern Malawi, chair of the Anglican Consultative Council is stepping down from his episcopacy to become dean of a foundation at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. The chair of the ACC is also chair of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion, and according to a news release from the Communion […]
Malala Yousufzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani education activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in October 2012, spoke to the Youth Assembly of the United Nations today. It was her first public address since she was shot in the head last fall. Her text, which includes the following excerpt, is here. She said:
We don’t have a sense of how the work of the Task Force for Re-imagining is going, but we are deeply impressed by its transparency. The group is meeting today and tomorrow in Baltimore and has posted its meeting goals and morning agenda on Twitter. Have a look. You can follow the meeting on Twitter […]
Americans apparently hate to call themselves “religious.” Instead they like to think of themselves as “spiritual,” “faithful,” or “holy.” But why they hate religion varies dramatically.
Friday, July 12, 2013 — Week of Proper 9, Year One [Go to Mission St. Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Psalms 16, 17 (morning) // 22 (evening) 1 Samuel 17:17-30 Acts 10:34-48 Mark 1:1-13 Imagine facing today with even a fraction of the energy, optimism, and momentum […]