Day: October 30, 2014

Bishops United calls for universal background checks

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of almost 60 Episcopal bishops, released a briefing paper that “seeks to shed light on new findings indicating that the vast majority of Americans today, including gun owners, support universal background checks prior to all gun sales.”

Episcopal Relief and Development reports on efforts against Ebola

Vanessa Pizer, a program officer on Episcopal Relief and Development’s international development team, filed this report from yesterday’s conference sponsored by the Earth Institute’s National Center for Disaster Preparedeness at Columbia University on the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the perceived Ebola crisis in the United States. She writes:

Two edged sword

Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12 There are many times when, out of fear or stinginess, the desire to belong or some …

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