Day: April 15, 2015

“The holiest iPad”: Pope Francis’ mobile device auctioned off for charity

“The holiest iPad”: Pope Francis’ mobile device auctioned off for charity

What do you do with an old iPad? Put it up on eBay and try to recoup some of the original investment? Send it to electronics recycling? Give it to your 10-year-old? Pope Francis’ old iPad brought $30,500 at auction in Uruguay after the Pope gave it to a priest there in hopes that “he […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated this week

Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated this week

Tomorrow is Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked around the world. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum explains the commemoration: The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. […]

Christians in a Muslim land: The church in Pakistan

Christians in a Muslim land: The church in Pakistan

The Episcopal News Service has just published a story on the challenges and resilience of Christians, a persecuted minority in Pakistan – just 1.5 percent of a population of 180 million, many imprisoned, falsely accused, harrassed and killed by extremist elements of a Muslim majority. Particularly recently: Last month, two bomb blasts in a Christian […]

Two women find The Episcopal Church from opposite directions

Two women find The Episcopal Church from opposite directions

The Reverend Nurya Love Parish grew up unchurched, called to ministry in the Unitarian Universalist Church, educated at Harvard Divinity. Rachel Held Evans grew up in the Bible Belt, an evangelical Christian, an author of theological books. Both were the daughters of college professors. Both have found their places in The Episcopal Church, Parish as […]