Day: April 14, 2015

Losing their religion?

Losing their religion?

A new survey ranks 65 countries by the level of religious engagement amongst their people. Britain ranks sixth from the bottom of the table. The Huffington Post UK reports that under a third of Britons claim a religious affiliation, with 13% staunch atheists, and the majority scoring as “don’t knows.” The five most religious countries […]

Read any good books lately?

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby, has opened the call for nominations for the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize through an announcement in the Church Times. The competition was launched in 2005 by Lord Williams, then Archbishop of Canterbury, and is held every two to three years. The award commemorates Lord Ramsey, Archbishop […]

Equal pay: how does the Episcopal Church measure up?

Equal pay: how does the Episcopal Church measure up?

April 14, 2015 is Equal Pay Day. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages. A Tuesday in April is selected to represent how far into […]

Remembering “Rusty”

Photo credit Angela Gorham/Diocese of Eastern Oregon The ENS delivers a portrait of the Rt. Rev. Rustin R. “Rusty” Kimsey, retired Bishop of Eastern Oregon, who died at his home last Friday at the age of 79. Born in Oregon in 1935, Kimsey was ordained to the diaconate and to the priesthood successively in 1960. His career […]

Speaking to the Soul: I told you so

Speaking to the Soul: I told you so

Luke 24: 36b-48 Any fair assessment of this week’s gospel would rate the disciples as pretty slow on the uptake. In various gospel accounts, five times the risen Christ shows his friends that the prophesies concerning his Resurrection were all true. He had been taken away from them… been tortured… been crucified… died and was […]