“There’s a wearing-down effect… they’re thinking, ‘I’ve spent all these hours with people trying to do good things, and I’m just getting nowhere.’” – Bishop Chilton Knudsen
Ashes to Go has become a nationwide, indeed global, multi-denominational movement. Some examples, from The Episcopal Church.
Increasingly, cathedrals are employing light shows to draw the not-necessarily-religious into sacred space. Washington National Cathedral is one of many.
Thirteen church leaders, including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church, have issued an open letter criticizing administration policies they believe will increase poverty.
A press release from ACLU-WA and the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia announcing the settlement of a lawsuit with the Trump administration.
Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Travel Ban
February 10, 2020
As part of a settlement agreement in a civil rights lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s ban on refugees, the federal government will now prioritize the processing of dozens of refugee cases affecting hundreds of people in the United States and abroad.
“When you’re separated from your family, it’s like a piece of you […]
Franklin Graham hoisted on his own petard.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have apologised for the release of last week’s pastoral statement on civil partnerships, acknowledging that it “jeopardised trust”. The statement will not be withdrawn, however, after the College of Bishops voted against a proposal to do so. – Church Times
Leigh Silcox has a provocative commentary on membership decline in the Anglican Church of Canada.
The question I asked was this: as the Church of England had to grapple with the consequences of the Western church’s division—a contradiction to Jesus’s own prayer for concrete unity in life and witness—how could it go about discerning the truth in faithful witness?
What I discovered was that there was most certainly a strong drive for unity, called comprehension in the 17th century. […]
“We had very fruitful discussions with the Archbishop of Canterbury. That is how we arrived at the point that those who will be going will be doing so in their own capacities since bishops are invited individually,” Archbishop Sapit said.
The Rt Revd Paul Bayes shared an open letter to the Archbishops describing the statement as “cold, defensive, and uncaring of its impact on the millions of people it affects”, warning it had made the Church “a laughing stock to a nation that believes it is obsessed with sex”.