Day: March 7, 2016

Downton Abbey series finale aired in the US this past Sunday [Spoilers!]

Downton Abbey series finale aired in the US this past Sunday [Spoilers!]

After much ado about the lack of religion in the series, liturgy fans will have noted the (no spoilers!) major wedding was not only held in a church, but the priest even wore the proper stole. The 9th episode in the American run ran as the Christmas special in England, and the 95 minute episode plots the […]

International Women’s Day: How will you celebrate? What is your church doing?

International Women’s Day: How will you celebrate? What is your church doing?

The Episcopal Church issued a bulletin insert for March 6th, the fourth Sunday in Lent, to commemorate International Women’s Day, linking it to the liturgy of 2 Corinthians 5, from the current liturgical year. The liturgy is a reminder that we are part of a ‘new creation’ in Christ, an idea they link to some of […]

Fashion show held in the American Cathedral in Paris

Fashion show held in the American Cathedral in Paris

The center for the Episcopal church in Europe, the American Cathedral in Paris, played host to an Americana-themed collection last week, hosting the collective known as ‘Vetements’ and their Autumn/Winter 2016 show. Fifty American flags, one for each state, were hung from the ceiling, and models walked down the aisle as a runway, wearing hooded sweatshirts […]

What did studying religion do to Susie Meister’s political views?

What did studying religion do to Susie Meister’s political views?

In a piece titled “Why I Left the Right”, writer and doctorate of religious studies Susie Meister shares how her faith changed her political views and party affiliation. Meister was a young conservative, who shared her Evangelical faith and GOP affiliation on the MTV reality show, Road Rules, and then went to work for the George […]

What keeps impoverished families poor?

What keeps impoverished families poor?

Election season means a renewed interest in wages and inequality, but are we hearing real solutions to poverty, or just sound bites and buzzwords? Matthew Desmond, Harvard sociologist and author, addresses poverty through housing costs in his latest book,  Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, and in two articles published in the New York […]