Day: December 6, 2014

Stacy Sauls: A call to self-examination and prayer

Stacy Sauls: A call to self-examination and prayer

Chief Operating Officer the Right Rev. Stacy Sauls issues a call for  A Call to Self-Examination and Prayer starting with white people, at his blog Mission is Who We Are: Reacting to an interchange of looks between a young black teenager and himself on the subway he reflects: And then the really horrible revelation.  Was I projecting?  […]

Traditions in transition: female genital mutilation among the Maasai

Traditions in transition: female genital mutilation among the Maasai

Eradicating the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been difficult due to lack of understanding of its place in the cultures that practice it. Church Times reports on some progress: MS SEKENTO is part of a generation of Maasai in transition. She has completed her teacher training, and hopes that the children in her […]

Christian-Muslim Summit calls for mutual respect

Christian-Muslim Summit calls for mutual respect

Bishop John Chane, retired bishop of Washington DC participated in the Christian-Muslim Summit. Catholic News Service reports: Holding the third Christian-Muslim Summit in Rome Dec. 2-4, the leaders said that while more and more women are involved in high-level dialogues, there is still much to be done, including recognizing that “women play a key role […]

Advent ideas

Advent ideas

What are you doing to keep Advent this year? Share your ideas in the comments. Here are a few offerings: The Anglican Communion Office is asking people to post images on Twitter as a response to the word of the day. A single word is suggested and it is interesting to see how many different […]

Formalizing a bad idea

Formalizing a bad idea

UPDATED: The Church of England’s commission that approves Episcopal appointments has unanimously approved the appointment of bishop who believes that only men can have pastoral leadership of a parish or diocese. His job would be to the bishop to parishes in dioceses that refuse to accept the ministry of women bishops. It also continues the official situation […]

Speaking to the Soul: Mirrors

Isaiah 30:19-21,23-26 The season of Advent often brings the image of a journey or a path to be followed as it wends its way to Christmas. Advent is a mini-mirror for the journeys we all experience through life, the rough places and the smooth ones, the hills and mountains as well as the valleys and […]