Day: March 7, 2015

PHoD Gay Jennings signs Amicus Brief for Marriage Equality

“No religion’s belief or practice should be allowed to restrict the rights of people to marry and receive equal protection under the law,” said the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church, which submitted a brief arguing that this case is about civil — not religious — definitions of marriage.

Rep. John Lewis to Receive Jonathan Daniels Award

The award is presented by the VMI Board of Visitors in honor of Daniels, a native of Keene, N.H. Daniels was valedictorian of the VMI Class of 1961 and as a seminarian at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., was killed while saving the life of African-American teenager Ruby Sales during the violent struggle for civil rights in Haynesville, Ala., in 1965.

Blue Book filling up: State of the Church and Executive Council reports

In our Saturday series leading up to General Convention we are making the Blue Book reports available as they are published. Preparing for General Convention is easier taken in small bites (bytes?). Two new reports have been added to the Blue Book web site. The Committee on the State of the Church is appointed from the …

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Remembering Selma

When Johnson gave his historic speech advocating for passage of the Voting Rights Bill, he invoked the death of the white minister, James Reeb, as opposed to the black man, Jimmie Lee Jackson. And with the support of a galvanized nation now behind it, the Voting Rights Bill was signed into law on Aug. 6, 1965.

Speaking to the Soul: Perpetua and Her Companions

Commemoration of Perpetua and Her Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 202 Psalm124-127 Daniel 6:10-16 Hebrews10:32-39 Matthew 24:9-14 Saints come in all kinds. Recognized saints, by churchly standards, are classified in several categories: Priest, soldier, apostle, archangel, doctor of the church, mystic, founder (especially of a religious order), virgin, confessor, and so on. One of the big …

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