Day: February 17, 2016

Episcopal Church grants awarded to 16 small-community leadership projects

Episcopal Church grants awarded to 16 small-community leadership projects

This week’s release, from The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs: Roanridge Trust Award Grants announced for Episcopal Church innovative leadership development programs [February 16, 2016] Sixteen grants, totaling $221,300 for the Roanridge Trust Award Grants, have been announced for 2016. The Roanridge Trust Award grants are awarded annually for new and creative models for […]

Virginia House passes legislation protecting discrimination based on religious beliefs

Virginia House passes legislation protecting discrimination based on religious beliefs

The Roanoke Times and Richmond Times-Dispatch reported yesterday that  the Virginia House of Delegates has voted to grant broad protections to private entities that hold religious views against gay marriage, transgender people and those who have sex outside of marriage. Supporters said the controversial bill, approved on a 56-41 vote, would prevent government persecution of […]