Posts Posts by: "Cara Modisett"

It took a second round, but the Southern Baptists, this week at their annual convention, passed a resolution condemning the white nationalist movement. The first draft of the resolution did not move forward, sparking protest from many, and, on the other side of the debate, a tweet from alt-right proponent Richard Spencer (“Jesus never…(Read More)

The Reverend Philip Wogaman, ordained in the United Methodist Church for 60 years, retired in 2002 at the end of 10 years pastoring Foundry UMC in D.C., has just surrendered his credentials, “citing continued United Methodist injustice against LGBTQI+ persons.” In the press release, published by Foundry on its website and also by Reconciling…(Read More)

From the Episcopal Church Foundation: May 31, 2017, New York, NY — The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has named five 2017 Fellows – Jennifer Adams-Massmann, Stewart Clem, Ashley Graham-Wilcox, Renee McKenzie-Hayward, and David Peters. The Fellowship Partners Program is ECF’s longest running program and has supported emerging scholars and ministry leaders across the…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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…(Read More)