There is a particular sort of violence encountered by women who work in the church, writes Laurie Brock at the blog of the Episcopal Church’s Global Partnerships blog:
Day: December 9, 2013
The Task Force for Re-imagining the Episcopal Church is about to start getting specific. Mary Frances Schjonberg writes: Beginning with a letter to the church planned for release this week, the Task Force for Re-imagining the Episcopal Church is ready to start getting increasingly specific about its suggestions for the future shape of the churchwide […]
The Rev. Lester V. Mackenzie, a native South African, has written a lovely meditation on Nelson Mandela for the House of Deputies site. Mackenzie, a priest at St. Matthew’s in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and a clergy deputy from the Diocese of Los Angeles, is a third generation priest whose grandfather was a bishop in the […]
Four Episcopal Church leaders have signed a letter from Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence to every member of Congress urging them to support legislation that would expand the federal system of background checks to gun shows, internet sales, and most other private sales.
Congregations must change–drastically–according to what I think it is fair to call conventional wisdom that has coalesced with increasing speed among church leaders over the last ten or twelve years. Peter Steinke summarizes this point of view comprehensively in a column distributed today by the Alban Institute.
The New York Times yesterday published a story on how nudging is saving the United Kingdom. Okay, a bit of an overstatement. The story is actually about a group of British officials who fan out across the country
Monday, December 9, 2013 — Week of Advent 2, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 25 (morning) // 9, 15 (evening) Amos 7:1-9 Revelation 1:1-8 Matthew 22:23-33 Even though he went by “Dave,” my grandfather’s […]