Yesterday marked the forty-fifth anniversary of the first time humanity set foot on the lunar surface. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped off the spaceship and onto the moon, and thus stepped into history. What is not as widely known, however, is that it is also the forty-fifth anniversary of the first communion service to occur on […]
Day: July 21, 2014
Why do you boast, O mighty one, of mischief done against the godly? All day long you are plotting destruction. Your tongue is like a sharp razor, you worker of treachery. (Ps. 52:1, NRSV) I am troubled by the on-going conflict in the Holy Land, as I’m sure everyone is. Two groups of the children […]
The Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, suffragan bishop of the Diocese of Virginia, recently returned from a trip to Guatemala. While there, the news of the children migration crisis in the States became apparent. She posted a reflection about her experiences there on the diocesan webpage. She writes:
The ongoing violence in Gaza has been agonizing to watch, even as it fills the front pages, and the A blocks of the news lately. At the moment, Ha’aretz reports the death toll as encompassing over 500 Palestinians dead, 18 Israelis. Earlier today, the UNRWA has said that the number of Palestinian children in the […]
Today, President Obama is expected to sign an executive order to ban discrimination of LGTBQ individuals by companies that do government work. Significantly, it will contain no exemption for religious groups who do not agree with the order.