Day: May 25, 2017

Kirchentag, Manchester, Obama, Luther: Protestantism in a new world

Kirchentag, Manchester, Obama, Luther: Protestantism in a new world

2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and the every-two-year Protestant Assembly, the Kirchentag, takes on special significance this year because of that anniversary and because of this week’s terrorist attack in Manchester. According to Deutsche Welle, more than 140,000 people are expected over the course of the four-day event, in Berlin this year. […]

A voice of protest against martial law in the Philippines, from the church

A voice of protest against martial law in the Philippines, from the church

Violence in the Philippines has prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law on the island of Mindanao, and suggest he may expand that countrywide, according to the Washington Post and other media. Anglican News reports that the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has protested Duterte’s declaration of martial law and called that it be […]

Thy Kingdom Come: Eleven days of prayer begin today

Thy Kingdom Come: Eleven days of prayer begin today

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s words launch 11 days of prayer for Thy Kingdom, a project of the Anglican Communion and the Society of St. John the Evangelist, beginning today at the Ascension and ending on Pentecost. “Prayer alters the chemistry of the moment, changes the equation of history and life,” says Curry, “sometimes in ways […]