This past weekend the Western Jurisdiction of the UMC, after a total of 17 ballots, has elected the Revd Dr. Karen P. Oliveto as a new bishop. The Western Jurisdiction has always strived for full inclusion in the life of the UMC and has been known for electing a number of firsts in the past. This time it has elected the first openly LGBT person as a bishop.
Day: July 16, 2016
Last week, a group of artists; singers and singing actors, recorded a new song written to raise funds for organizations serving the Orlando victims families and the LGBT community.
The Rt. Rev. Duncan Montgomery Gray Jr., a civil-rights advocate at Ole Miss, former rector at St. Peters Episcopal in Oxford and retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, died Friday. He was 89.
The Righteous Gentiles were an example of what one person, or one small group could do to help others. Whether they were practicing Christians or not, they exemplified not just Christian values but also the commandments of God given to the Jews themselves.