Day: July 8, 2015

Washington National Cathedral dean calls to remove Confederate-commemorating stained glass

Washington National Cathedral dean calls to remove Confederate-commemorating stained glass

The Very Reverend Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, has announced that the cathedral will be removing two stained glass windows, installed in 1953, that honor Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and include the Confederate flag: “The Cathedral installed these windows, in part, because its leadership at the time hoped they […]

UPDATED: Seventh-Day Adventists vote against women’s ordination

UPDATED: Seventh-Day Adventists vote against women’s ordination

UPDATE at 9:20 p.m. CT: The Seventh-Day Adventists have voted not to allow women to be ordained. From the Washington Post: Although the vote at a major conference was one of the most watched in years by the denomination, its specific purpose and impact were not immediately clear. Leaders from the denomination, based in Silver […]

Pope Francis speaks on his environmental encyclical

Pope Francis speaks on his environmental encyclical

Pope Francis, on his third day in Ecuador, spoke to his concerns on the environment, in particular on the fate of Equatorial Amazon, to an audience that included people indigenous to that region. In Religion News: The pope has said he wanted the encyclical to influence a United Nations climate change summit in Paris in […]