Day: April 21, 2015

Personhood and other primates

There is no word in the Guardian’s report on the theological arguments for or against, nor the religious implications of (accidentally or otherwise) granting personhood to our fellow primates. What say you?

Who makes your list?

Headed up by Franklin Graham, with father Billy Graham coming in at number five, and Pat Robertson filling out the top ten, the list has a clear political weighting.

RC bishop steps down; was convicted of mishandling clergy sexual abuse

The National Catholic Reporter, reporting on the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn, notes that he was the first bishop to be convicted of criminal charges in the mishandling of clergy sexual abuse in the US, failing to report the suspicion abuse of children by a now-former priest who had been creating child pornography. The NCR report …

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Episcopalians in the Arctic

“The Episcopal Church at its 77th General Convention in 2012 passed legislation saying it “stands in solidarity with those communities who bear the burdens of global climate change,” including indigenous people.”