Rivera was a beloved volunteer church leader in the Chicago suburbs for decades. Former parishioners say the church community dismissed Rivera’s frequent physical affection—kissing young girls on the cheek or inviting teenagers to sit on his lap—as “just Mark being Mark.”
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The US Catholic bishops pledge to assist the country’s review of past Indigenous boarding schools. The US Department of the Interior recently announced was launching an inquiry into the schools. Will the Episcopal Church join the pledge to assist in the investigation? It ran at least 18 Native American boarding schools under a U.S. government …
Consultants to St. Paul’s Augusta recommend:
Honor the deliberative process of the Vestry and acknowledge that Vestry decisions have been prayerfully considered and made through God’s grace
Vestry appoints a representative task force to develop a complete plan to carryout the Vestry action to
move the Polk memorial.
The task force offers a variety of ways for parishioners to comment on the plan and fully informs the parish on all steps.
…“The Crowder phone was regularly tapped, and when you picked it up, you could hear a series of clicks, and there were death threats,” Mrs. Crowder recalled. “It was the Episcopal bishop of Mississippi who told Jim to get out or he would be killed, leaving a young widow with two children. He needed to get out.”
After two years and more than 1,300 surveys, the ground-breaking Racial Justice Audit of Episcopal Leadership is now available to the wider church and public. The audit identifies nine “patterns” of systemic racism – ranging from the historical context of church leadership to current power dynamics — that will also be highlighted in three public webinars in May and June.
A number of Anglican and Roman Catholic prelates have been among those offering condolences to the Royal Family on the death of Prince Philip earlier today. From the Archbishop of Canterbury: “He consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service. During his …
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