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Day: August 25, 2014
If you have eyes, and an internet connection, then you’ve seen a video recording of someone getting ice water dumped over their heads in the past month or so. This is a challenge dreamed up to raise awareness and money to fight ALS (formerly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), known as the Ice Bucket Challenge. […]
Bishop Tom Shaw, SSJE, has written a letter to the Diocese of Massachusetts, which he serves as bishop. He writes: As my date of retirement nears, I want to be in touch with all of you and to thank you for your continued expressions of care and concern. We have known since the beginning, when […]
Michael Brown, the unarmed 18 year old boy who was shot by a police officer sixteen days ago, is being laid to rest today, in an overflowing homecoming service. Last week, his stepfather requested that the protests cease for this one day, out of respect for the family, a request that seems to be being […]
The Huffington Post reports the National African-American Clergy Network wrote a letter, late last week, decrying the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Since then, it has grown exponentially, collecting signatures from folks as diverse as the head of the National Council of Churches to the head of the Seventh Day Adventists. The statement reads, […]