Deana Naal has written a column in the Columbia (Tenn.) Daily Herald about the angry faith in which she was raised. She writes:
Day: July 18, 2013
Time and again, in parishes large and small, it’s often women who make it hard for women to lead. The interesting thing about this dynamic is that the women who object to “strong” women are not just “strong” as well, but are overbearing bullies or passive-aggressive bullies who object to a woman who is more self-possessed.
If Robby Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute is right, progressive people of faith have reason to be optimistic.
On the occasion of Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, it is interesting to look back at his first television interview in 1961. Happy Birthday, Mr. Mandela.
Bishop Jeff Lee of Chicago is asking the people of his dioceseto respond to the killing of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman with “prayer, reflection and action in the face of the violence of our society.” His letter includes specific recommendations that the people of the diocese might take in response to …
Communion was served and the post communion prayer recited. Then, just after the priest gave the blessing and we all said “Amen,” again, the little voice rose from the back of the church, “Yay!”
… calling may be as simple, yet still important, as picking up a piece of trash when you see it, taking a shopping cart or two from the parking lot when you enter a grocery store, or doing the dishes while everyone else enjoys drinks and conversation