Day: September 2, 2015

Bishop of Texas releases statement on the death of Deputy Darren Goforth

Bishop of Texas releases statement on the death of Deputy Darren Goforth

The Right Reverend C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas, has released a statement in response to the death of Deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot at a gas station on Friday, August 28. Goforth’s funeral will take place this Friday at Second Baptist Church in Houston. Statement on Death of Deputy Darren Goforth and Gun […]

Young adult pilgrimage to #Ferguson announced by The Episcopal Church

Young adult pilgrimage to #Ferguson announced by The Episcopal Church

A release from The Episcopal Church: Young Adult Pilgrimage to Ferguson, MO to focus on racial reconciliation and justice Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church, has announced a new initiative and partnership to encourage young adults to engage in racial reconciliation and justice at the important site of Ferguson, MO. Bishop […]

Church of England appoints new bishop of Newcastle: The Venerable Christine Hardman

Church of England appoints new bishop of Newcastle: The Venerable Christine Hardman

In a release from 10 Downing Street today: The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Christine Hardman BSc (Econ), M.Th, formerly Archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich and now Honorary Assistant Priest in the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie Southwark, for election as Bishop of Newcastle in succession […]

Religion Newswriters Association announces annual awards for religion coverage

Religion Newswriters Association announces annual awards for religion coverage

The 66th annual awards from the Religion Newswriters Association were announced in Philadelphia on August 29. Laurie Goodstein of The New York Times received the first-place award for excellence in religion reporting: “There are days when I feel despair about the news and the place of religion in it… This work is getting harder.” The […]

Speaking to the Soul: Washed in the blood

Speaking to the Soul: Washed in the blood

The idea that one could take a garment, or a person, wash them in blood, and have them come out clean says to me that these are people who have suffered and lost, who have been immersed in suffering, who have had pain stick to them like dried blood; and yet, they have come though the other side of suffering clean and dry, their robes made white, their pain relieved.