Day: June 16, 2014

Methodists explain divestment

In a move that might foreshadow the larger debate in the PC(USA) General Assembly occurring in the next few days, the United Methodist pension board has divested roughly $110,000 from a company that provides security equipment to Israel. Like the Presbyterians, the United Methodists have been discussing divesting from Israel (or, specifically, from the occupation […]

Married, but not

Writing for the Acts 8 Moment’s prompt this week, Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale reflected on the already-not yet state of marriage equality in the Episcopal Church. While the church yet really have universal recognition of same-gender marriage across the church, there is the approved rite of blessing, which, O’Sullivan-Hale argues, has left room for the church to […]

ABC and Pope meet in Rome

For the second time in 18 months, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis have met together in Rome, for a cordial discussion of their common goals, including the struggle against modern slavery and human trafficking. The meeting, which occurred yesterday, took place at the Vatican in Rome, where both leaders pledged their support for […]

Belief in Evolution on the Rise?

According to a recent Gallup poll, the number of Americans who believe God treated humanity as is, with no evolution involved, has remained fairly stable over the years. But this year, that number has decreased slightly, as did the proportion of people who state a belief in ‘intelligent design.’ (There was a corresponding spike in […]