Day: May 11, 2016

Aotearoa, New Zealand, Polynesia: No to same-sex blessings

Aotearoa, New Zealand, Polynesia: No to same-sex blessings

The General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia opened last Friday in Napier, with planned discussion topics including environmental concerns, childhood poverty, gender-based violence, confirmation – and the blessing of same-sex marriages. A report prepared by the Way Forward Working Group was specifically liturgical in nature, according to the Episcopal […]

Fort Worth Bishop among the voices in school bathroom debate

Fort Worth Bishop among the voices in school bathroom debate

In Texas, the Fort Worth school district has put into words what its superintendent already says is practice – the requirement that all schools provide “access to restrooms consistent with ‘the gender identity that each student consistently and uniformly asserts’” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 6). The formal statement of the requirement has drawn a harsh […]

“Relinquishment of Self”: The Citadel and a student’s hijab

“Relinquishment of Self”: The Citadel and a student’s hijab

A Muslim student admitted to the Citadel has requested to wear her hijab, but that request has been turned down, according to Religion News Service: “Uniformity is the cornerstone of this four-year leader development model,” [Citadel president John] Rosa said in a statement Tuesday (May 10). “This process reflects an initial relinquishing of self during […]