From Jonathan Merritt at Religion News Service:
Day: August 22, 2013
How well are Episcopalians represented in the U.S. Congress? Well, we’re ahead of the Lutherans and Presbyterians, but Catholics, Baptists and Methodists have us beat. Check out this map from BuzzFeed. Here’s the state-by-state breakdown in list form.
As the “No More Names Bus Tour” makes a stop in Richmond, Va., today to promote laws reducing gun violence, Bishop Shannon Johnston of the Diocese of Virginia notes that “in our Baptismal Covenant in the Episcopal Church, we promise to strive for justice and peace among all people. By taking a stand against gun …
Imagine your congregation scoring millions of dollars by agreeing to do … nothing. Ohio State University has struck a deal to pay St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Columbus nearly $13 million dollars to scrap a proposed housing project. From the OSU Lantern:
Lamenting or applauding the shift from printed to electronic media is unproductive. The change is occurring both rapidly and irreversibly. However, the increasing reliance on electronic versions of the liturgy represents a troubling and growing challenge to TEC’s identity as a church united by common prayer rather than common belief.
Everyday Mysteries With others she manages a website for the Diocese of Colorado highlighting congregations’ creative ministries: