Day: March 26, 2015

Diocese of Indianapolis issues pastoral letter on Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Bishop Catherine Waynick of the Diocese of Indianapolis responds to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law today: That this is terrible for business is already being made exquisitely plain. That it is an embarrassment to ‘Hoosier Hospitality’ is undeniable. It is also an affront to faithful people across the religious landscape. Provision of a […]

Faith and science: evangelicals bust myths, interview with Presiding Bishop on science and religion

According to Elaine Howard Ecklund, director of Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program, evangelical Christians integrate science and faith more than many think: Now, the myth that bites the data dust, is one that proclaims evangelicals are a monolithic group of young-earth creationists opposed to theories of human evolution. Actually, 70 percent of self-identified […]

South Carolina Episcopalians ask state’s Supreme Court to take property case

South Carolina Episcopalians ask state’s Supreme Court to take property case

That case went to trial in July 2014 in Circuit Court in St. George before Judge Diane S. Goodstein. In February, the judge ruled in favor of the breakaway group. Tuesday’s filing is an appeal of that decision. Also on Tuesday, TECSC attorneys filed a “Motion to Certify” with the state Supreme Court, asking the high court to bypass the appeals court and hear the appeal, given the importance of the case and “the desire to streamline the litigation.”