Day: January 13, 2014

As goes Uganda, so goes Nigeria

Following the example set by Uganda, Nigeria announced today that President Goodluck Jonathan had signed a bill that would make same-gender relationships illegal.  It is not known when, exactly, the president signed the bill.   Al-Jazeera America reports:

Activists need an image makeover

We’ve long realized that Christians had an image problem, but according to a new study, so do people pushing for social change.  Several sociologists conducted parallel arguments in the US and Canada, and found that the majority of the population agreed with activists about issues like feminism and environmentalism.  

Four Year Anniversary in Haiti Prompts Memories, Questions

Sunday, January 12, 2014 marks the fourth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti.  In Haiti, the anniversary was marked by an understated ceremony in Léogâne– the epicenter of the 2010 quake–drawing together religious and governmental leaders for a ceremony of remembrance.   More than 200,000 people died in the earthquake four years ago, …

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Paradigm Shift

The pressing question of how we, in the church, confront the changing contexts of the 21st century continues to spark debate.  Should we batten the hatches and wait out the storm, changing nothing?  Should we take to the decks, and reorganize everything?  Or will we need a different idea of what this ship is? In …

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Reunion, Council and inclusion of African Americans

Resolved: That whenever the colored members of the Church in any parish desire to form a new and separate congregation, such action shall have the sanction of this Diocese. They may elect their own Vestry, Wardens, and Ministers. They shall be considered as under the care of this Council, and their interests as represented in it by the Standing Committee on Colored Congregations.