Day: October 19, 2015

Global South Primates meeting in Cairo issue communique

Global South Primates meeting in Cairo issue communique

Several Primates of the Anglican Churches from the Global South have concluded a meeting in Cairo where they announced that they would accept the Archbishop of Canterbury’s invitation to meet in the UK next year.  They also welcomed the Anglican Church of North America (even though it is in the global North) into the fold […]

Ancient church revealed by drought

Ancient church revealed by drought

Drought has revealed a 450-year old Mexican church in Chiapas, bringing visitors who want to see the ancient structure. Although the images are stunning, it can’t be good news for a region of Mexico which has suffered greatly over the last twenty years; local farmers have struggled to compete with imported produce. The church was built […]

Notes from the Inaugural Women’s Assembly at Parliament of the World’s Religions

Notes from the Inaugural Women’s Assembly at Parliament of the World’s Religions

Photo from conference by Kristin Murphy, Deseret News KSL of Salt Lake City, Utah, reported on the Inaugural Women’s Assembly at Parliament of the World’s Religions, with remarks and comments from some of the women faith leaders who were part of the conference. Among them were M. Hasna Maznavi, founder of the Women’s Mosque of America, […]

Why are so many religious “nones” attending divinity schools?

Why are so many religious “nones” attending divinity schools?

The New York Times investigated why some religious ‘nones’–people who don’t identify as religious or part of an historical faith tradition–are attending divinity schools. They profiled several people involved in this phenomenon, including Angie Thurston, a Harvard Divinity School student who has helped create a vibrant community named Harvard Religious Nones for people who don’t associate with […]