Day: January 31, 2017

BSA to welcome transgender scouts

BSA to welcome transgender scouts

The Boy Scouts of America organization has issued an announcement, reversing a century-old practice and recognizing the place of transgender boys in the cubs and scouting movement.

…Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting are specifically designed to meet the needs of boys. …

Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application.  Our organization’s local councils will help find units that can provide for the best interest of […]

Updated: Episcopalians respond to refugee ban

Updated: Episcopalians respond to refugee ban

Across the Episcopal church, bishops have been issuing statements in support of refugees and Muslim migrants, and deeply critical of the President’s Executive Order restricting their arrival in the US.

Bishop Greg Rickel, of the Diocese of Olympia in western Washington, wrote

I cannot support the president’s order placing restrictions on refugees based on their nationality and religion. This executive order is a violation of the foundational principles of our nation. As a member of the Jesus movement, I believe the United […]

Speaking to the Soul: Hear my cry

Speaking to the Soul: Hear my cry

by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller

 

Psalm 61

Hear my cry, O God, *

and listen to my prayer.

I call upon you from the ends of the earth

with heaviness in my heart; *

set me upon the rock that is higher than I.

For you have been my refuge, *

a strong tower against the enemy.

I will dwell in your house for ever; *

I will take refuge under the cover of your wings.

For you, O God, have heard my vows; *

you have granted me the heritage of […]