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The U.S. Supreme Court today announced that it has denied a petition to hear an appeal from a breakaway congregation seeking claim to the property of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of La Crescenta, California. The court posted its action, together with dozens of other petitions denied, on its web site…(Read More)

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As I survey the religious landscape (for more than a dozen years I served as counsel to some of America’s largest Protestant groups), I sense a growing energy — if not membership rolls — among these more liberal Protestant churches. Part of that energy could be because Protestants are developing an identity that jibes with…(Read More)

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“This is a bill that requires various members of community, family members, service providers and spiritual mentors to “spy” on one another,” a letter accompanying the petition reads.” The campaign is being led by Anglican priest Canon Gideon Byamugisha and he has been joined by HIV/Aids activists and civic organisations…(Read More)

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Mad Priest loses his job

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The Rev. Jonathan Hagger, better known as Mad Priest, has lost his job. Ruth Gledhill has the sketchy details. Jonathan spoke about his situation in his sermon yesterday…(Read More)

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In the end the logic of the Windsor process cannot deny itself. No matter how it is moderated, brought into line with the reality of life in the provinces, or the influence of history in forming a Christian tradition of provincial responsibility, it remains in the end a method that sets the framework to decide…(Read More)

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To walk in Lent with purpose is to occupy a demanding landscape. Media reports of disasters upon disasters only make more demand on us. On nights like these, the prayers we’ve internalized over these years come and pray themselves in us…(Read More)

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Sunday Social Hour

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This week saw a return to normal activity on Facebook, so whatever bug was happening last week seems to be resolved. Twitter, on the other hand, was on the quiet side other than for a couple dozen retweets, which we’re grateful for. Which service do you prefer? Have you checked out Google Buzz yet…(Read More)

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