Day: January 12, 2017

Prayers for the President: Statement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Curry

Prayers for the President: Statement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Curry

The Episcopal Church has published this statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. It is reproduced in full below, and can be read on TEC’s page here. This past week, Barack H. Obama, the 44th President of the United States, in the tradition of Presidents dating back to George Washington, gave his farewell address to the […]

The National Cathedral and the inauguration: Responses from the dean and the bishop

The National Cathedral and the inauguration: Responses from the dean and the bishop

This story has been amended and updated. The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, and the Very Reverend Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean of Washington National Cathedral, have written statements responding to protests from many over the National Cathedral’s decisions to host the inaugural interfaith prayer service on Saturday, January 21, […]

Another president, another Graham

Another president, another Graham

Billy Graham, now 98 years old, prayed for eight inaugurations. He was a registered Democrat who distanced himself from both partisan politics and the religious right after President Nixon’s resignation. His son, Franklin Graham, has supported president-elect Trump and holds views at odds with his father’s, including his opinions of Islam. Billy Graham spoke out […]

Containers for peace: Singing, reflection and community-building

Containers for peace: Singing, reflection and community-building

Last October, I flew to New Hampshire with two friends to attend workshop called Music that Makes Community, a nonprofit that holds workshops teaching paperless music. For us, it sounded like a way to bring more life and communion through music to my small congregation.