Day: December 23, 2014

Reforming ourselves

The Religion News Service reports that one of two police officers shot and killed in Brooklyn this weekend was about to graduate a training program for chaplains, and had spoken of going into full-time ministry after retirement. Officer Rafael Ramos, a married father who recently celebrated his 40th birthday, had spent ten weeks studying to […]

A Christmas miracle?

In the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, attention has returned to the story of a Christmas truce between enemy forces dug into trenches in the European battlefield. Various stories of the exchange of gifts, carol singing, and even a game of soccer played between the trenches have circulated for decades, […]

The Archbishop and marriage equality

A married London vicar has  responded with “surprise” to Archbishop Justin Welby’s words about “bridging” divisive opinions regarding marriage equality in the church. In a first-person essay in the International Business Times, the Reverend Andrew Foreshew-Cain describes how, after he married his partner this past June, he was “rebuked” and his name placed on a list […]