Some faith leaders have issued a public letter asking the White House to provide religious groups an exemption from the president’s executive order barring LBGT discrimination in hiring. The signers include some of Obama’s closest advisers.
Day: July 3, 2014
Pick one: “My religious liberty is at risk because: (A) I am not allowed to go to a religious service of my own choosing. OR (B) Others are allowed to go to religious services of their own choosing.”
The survivor of an abusive sexual relationship has written a powerful essay about her experience for On Faith. The pseudonymous Marie Jensen writes:
First, the inclusion, omission, and re-inclusion of Independence Day in the liturgical calendar should warn against equating nationalism and Christianity. For its first century and a half, Episcopalians viewed loyalty to Christ and not the nation as paramount.
When a federal judge in Wisconsin struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages last month, Episcopal dioceses in the state, none of which were permitting the blessing of same-sex relationships were thrown into a quandary. The new legal reality created pastoral challenges. Should the dioceses authorize its priests to bless the relationships of same-sex …
I recently helped facilitated some focus groups in which some of the newer members of an Episcopal community said that they found the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist difficult to comprehend. They weren’t saying that they didn’t like it, just that they had a hard time understanding it.
Commemoration of Walter Rauschenbusch, Washington Gladden, and Jacob Riis, Prophetic Witnesses, (1918, 1918, 1914) Psalm 72:12-17 Isaiah 46:8-11 James 2:14-18 Matthew 7:7-12 One thing I really love about the saints chosen for our Episcopal calendar is that they don’t have to be canonized by some church organization, produce verifiable miracles, or even be Episcopalian. Oh, …