Day: April 25, 2016

Holy Spirit stirring in ACNA Pittsburgh diocese?

Holy Spirit stirring in ACNA Pittsburgh diocese?

Despite Duncan’s caution, the special convention came very close to creating a crisis in ACNA. A significant portion of clergy and lay voted for a candidate whose behavior violated the “teaching about the life-long permanence of Holy Matrimony” as delivered by the ACNA College of Bishops.

Haiti cholera epidemic worsens, UN still not taking responsibility

Haiti cholera epidemic worsens, UN still not taking responsibility

The international community was quick to respond in 2010 following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, but the worsening cholera epidemic has received less attention and resources for a variety of reasons. Nearly 10,000 people have died, less than 10% of the estimated mortality of the earthquake, but the disease continues to spread, and interventions have had […]

“Voluntourism” mocked by satirical Instagram users with Barbie photos

“Voluntourism” mocked by satirical Instagram users with Barbie photos

The new pop culture term, “Voluntourism”, is a portmanteau coined to describe the earnest but ineffectual approach many take to volunteering in foreign nations. Two women who identify as former ‘white saviors’started an Instagram account, Barbie Savior, to lampoon and bring attention to the problems Americans create when we try to insert ourselves into the fabric […]