Day: December 5, 2014

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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