Day: May 18, 2016

Moving forward: A statement from the United Methodist Council of Bishops

Moving forward: A statement from the United Methodist Council of Bishops

The Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church released a statement today following its President’s message yesterday at General Conference. The statement reflects on the division within the church over LGBT inclusion, structured under the concepts of Unity, Prayer, Processes, Next Steps and Continuing Discussions. Following are excerpts; the entire statement can be read […]

Tomorrow: Bible study, taught by the Archbishop of Canterbury, on Facebook

Tomorrow: Bible study, taught by the Archbishop of Canterbury, on Facebook

The Anglican Communion News Service has announced that the Archbishop of Canterbury will be leading a Bible study tomorrow morning – on Facebook. Here’s today’s release: Invitation to join Archbishop Justin Welby in Facebook Bible study [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is inviting Anglicans and other Christians from around the […]

The Pope and the role of women: Not so fast?

The Pope and the role of women: Not so fast?

In the last several days since Pope Francis spoke with the International Union of Superiors General on topics related to role of women in church leadership, conversation has circled around the possibility of Catholic women being allowed to pursue the diaconate. While the conversation was positive and affirming in many ways, the excitement may be […]