Day: February 10, 2015

Kayla Mueller, humanitarian turned hostage, confirmed dead

Kayla Mueller, in a photo belonging to the Mueller family, via NPR.org The White House and the Mueller family confirmed today in separate statements that Kayla Mueller, who was taken hostage by the self-styled Islamic State in 2013 while on a humanitarian mission in Syria, has died. Her parents released more information about her. “Since […]

Heather Cook’s ministry restricted by Presiding Bishop

Heather Cook’s ministry restricted by Presiding Bishop

Media Release The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Presiding Bishop further restricts ministry of Heather Cook   Presiding Bishop further restricts ministry of Heather Cook [February 10, 2015] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori today issued a formal canonical Restriction on Ordained Ministry directed to the Rt. Rev. Heather Cook, Bishop Suffragan of […]

The ethical banker

Lord Stephen Green, chair of a recent Church of England report on leadership development, is under the spotlight for his own leadership of HSBC during 2003-2010, now that the bank is facing renewed criticism and questions about tax avoidance schemes. The Guardian newspaper labels Green,  “the ethical banker with questions to answer.” An ordained Church […]

Trinity Wall Street, Walmart, and the gun debate

Trinity Wall Street is heading to court over its shareholder proposal to require Walmart to examine more closely its decisions about gun sales. The Atlantic and Forbes are both reporting on the church’s shareholder proposal first submitted to Walmart in December 2013 for inclusion in its 2014 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The proposed resolution follows: Stockholders […]