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. […]
Day: May 25, 2017
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 […]
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 […]
I can’t imagine that Jesus ever meant for us to strip other peoples of their ancient understandings and way of life, their culture and their religion, as Christians, in an attempt to carry out the Great Commission, have done – over and over again.