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The Anglican Communion Network for Inter Faith Concerns has released a study guide designed to help Christians understand the basis for dialogue and interaction with people of other religions…(Read More)

Speaking up for the poor

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House of Deputies president Bonnie Anderson says that Episcopalians can be the voice of the poor and the dispossessed in the current federal budget battle…(Read More)

Episcopal Bishop Greg Rickel says that the mid-20th century model of the big-staff, big-program church is not sustainable in a world of loose connections and informal networking. In thinking about membership, Rickel says we need to think of congregations as base camps for spiritual explorer…(Read More)

The Anglican bishop of Belize Bishop, Philip Wright, has joined with other religious leaders in an anti-gay statement. LoveFM reports: The release says UNIBAM is heavily influenced by foreign interests who seek to impose a world view that directly contradicts the supremacy of God as reflected in our laws by seeking to abolish the…(Read More)

The Cluttered Church

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When we are focused as churches, our passions become clearer to the community around us. It becomes easier for us to share our story. And if we’re a cluttered mess, it’s hard to be that relevant voice. What’s your success been chasing your church’s dust bunnies…(Read More)

A PRRI poll on same-sex marriage is consistent with other recent polls: A majority of Americans now would allow same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, Sojourners has issued a FAQ concerning its decision not to run an ad showing a lesbian family…(Read More)

The John Jay College Final Report issued yesterday does faithful Catholics good service by discrediting the ungrounded, homophobic accusations of the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue and others that the church’s clergy sex abuse scandal was caused by gay priests…(Read More)

Taking the long view

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T minus 2 days until liftoff AKA rapture. A little time left for a roundup of stories on taking the long view…(Read More)

“What is clear to us was that in many cases the bishops did respond, but they were responding to their priests,” Ms. Terry said. “They were looking to help the priest, to treat the priest, to help him overcome his sickness. What they did not do was focus on the victims and the harm to…(Read More)

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