Day: December 5, 2014

Church of England to push BP & Shell towards a low-carbon economy.

Church of England to push BP & Shell towards a low-carbon economy.

The Church of England will submit shareholder resolutions to BP and Shell, two of the world’s biggest oil companies, to take responsibility for their carbon footprints, limit their contribution to global warming and to take action to “adapt their businesses over the long term for a low carbon economy”. The companies are two of the top five investments in […]

Why ACNA is not yet our “ecumenical partner.”

Archbishop Justin Welby once described the Anglican Church in North America, which began as a new denomination by breaking away from the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church in Canada, as outside of the Anglican Communion. Instead he used the the phrase “ecumenical partner” to describe their relationship to the Anglican Communion. All well and good, except […]

The Magazine: Not the Secret Gnosis – An interview with the leadership of St Gregory’s of Nyssa, San Francisco

The Magazine: Not the Secret Gnosis – An interview with the leadership of St Gregory’s of Nyssa, San Francisco

Martin Elfert, Cafe Contributing Editor Famous – at least within church circles – San Francisco’s St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church welcomes thousands of people a year who are drawn to its liturgical and musical experimentation and to its food pantry. I spoke with three of its leaders about what it’s like to serve a […]

The toll of police violence and the moral cost

The toll of police violence and the moral cost

Who are the most likely to be killed in an encounter with police and what is the moral cost of police violence? These are questions being asked in light of law enforcement related deaths in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York. Last August, Eric Males, at the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, looked […]

Episcopal and Other Churches respond to Eric Garner grand jury

Episcopal and Other Churches respond to Eric Garner grand jury

Protests continued for a second night after a Staten Island grand jury refused to indict a New York City police officer after the death of Eric Garner. At one of the protests, the Episcopal Diocese of New York was visibly present including Bishop Andrew Dietsche. Statement from the Diocese of New York: A general call has […]

This loaf did not rise

A gay evangelical Christian wanted to show Christian love to the Oregon bakery owners who were sued because they declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. His idea was to have a crowd-funding campaign to help the couple whose business folded after the flap went public. The idea was a flop. It didn’t raise much […]

Where is your Portion?

Friday, December 5, 2013 — Week of Advent 1, Year One   [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 16, 17 (morning) // 22 (evening) Isaiah 3:8-15 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Luke 20:41-21:4   Last night was a great night. My two-year-old […]