Day: May 13, 2015

JNCPB: No more Presiding Bishop nominees

JNCPB: No more Presiding Bishop nominees

The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has announced that no new nominations for Presiding Bishop have been made and the May 12 deadline has passed. In addition, The JNCPB will shortly release additional information from each of the nominees.  Each nominee has responded to questions about his […]

‘Ex Machina’ … robotic humanity or misogyny?

‘Ex Machina’ … robotic humanity or misogyny?

By Bonnie Anderson and Dan Webster The title comes from a Latin phrase, deus ex machina, that referred to god from a machine and originated in Greek drama. A computer search engine mogul (Oscar Isaac) is a computer whiz. He’s invited his top programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) to his secretive hideaway to evaluate a robot (Alicia […]

The Episcopal Church among 188 signing a call to end family detention

The Episcopal Church among 188 signing a call to end family detention

The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice are among 188 secular and faith-based organizations signing a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union to President Barack Obama, asking for an end to the detention of families seeking asylum in the U.S., addressing the damage it causes to detainees: Since the expansion of […]

Maryland’s new assistant bishop: The perspective of a “recovering person”

WMAR-ABC in Baltimore is among news outlets now reporting on the Right Reverend Chilton Knudsen, the assistant bishop chosen to succeed Heather Cook in the Diocese of Maryland, and her particular perspective as a recovering alcoholic. “Her recovery is central to her ministry,” says the report, which includes an interview with Dan Webster, diocese spokesperson, […]

Pew report shows LGBT identification with/rejection of religion

Pew report shows LGBT identification with/rejection of religion

The Pew Research Center’s report on religion in America shows some interesting findings regarding the LGB community, according to Advocate.com: More LGB Americans consider themselves Christian than ever before. In a new Pew Research Center report, 48 percent of LGB Americans identify as Christian, up from 42 percent in 2013. The statistic contrasts the study’s […]