Day: January 19, 2017

Some other things to commemorate this weekend

Some other things to commemorate this weekend

The next few days are newsworthy, to be sure, what with a presidential inauguration, Saturday’s National Cathedral service and women’s marches taking place in Washington, D.C. and communities across the country. For those of us who would like to think about something other than politics for the weekend, we’re suggesting several noteworthy, if perhaps not […]

Webinar on refugees and the Episcopal Church: Registration open

Webinar on refugees and the Episcopal Church: Registration open

A release from The Episcopal Church: Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are sponsoring an important webinar to discuss the basic root causes of refugee crises and to examine critical questions such as: who is a refugee; how a refugee is resettled to the U.S.; how resettled refugees benefit their […]

27 Jewish community centers targeted by bomb threats

27 Jewish community centers targeted by bomb threats

The BBC and other news outlets are reporting that 27 Jewish community centers in 17 states have received phoned-in bomb threats, a “second wave” following a similar series of threats called in to 16 centers on January 9. The calls have been hoaxes – no bombs were found – and the FBI and the justice […]

Catholic bishops ask Congress to delay repealing Obamacare

Catholic bishops ask Congress to delay repealing Obamacare

America: the National Catholic Review announces that Catholic bishops in the United States have sent a letter to Congress in response to incoming president Trump’s call to repeal Obamacare: In a letter sent to senators and representatives on Jan. 18, Bishop Frank J. DeWane, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committee on domestic […]