Day: December 1, 2014

One atheist is thankful for the clergy

James Croft is training to be an Ethical Cultural Leader and describes himself as an Humanist, skeptic and free-thinker. His work along side clergy of several denominations in Ferguson, Missouri has made him thankful for the work of his colleagues ordained in religious traditions. Patheos:  Clerical privilege frequently hands the worst ideas the biggest megaphone, putting the […]

Whew, what a day!

Whew, what a day!

As many of our regular readers may know, our long time editor, Jim Naughton, decided to step down to concentrate on other (especially paying) projects. I was honored to be invited to step into the role of editor of the Café, and did so on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Before agreeing, Jim wanted to make […]

Episcopal and ELCA Presiding Bishops statement on World HIV/AIDS day

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement for World AIDS Day 2014. ENS: World AIDS Day 2014 Every year on December 1, Episcopalians and Lutherans join with people around the world to commemorate World AIDS Day. This […]

Kelvin on Blogging: all may, none must, some should

Kelvin Holdsworth notes that many in Church leadership who are uncomfortable with bloggers are very uncomfortable with social media, where anyone with a smart phone can comment on something the Church is doing in real time. He suggests that while social media may supplant some bloggers, the two forms work hand-in-hand for the good of […]

Trinity Wall Street wins shareholder suit against Wal-Mart

A federal judge ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to let shareholders vote on a proposal from Trinity Church, Wall Street that was blocked at the June 6, 2014 annual meeting. The proposal would force Wal-Mart to exercise tighter oversight of its sale of high-capacity guns and other potentially offensive products. AM New York: The proposal would […]