Day: May 13, 2015

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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