The World Council of Churches conference on Mission and Evangelism has wrapped up a gathering in Arusha, Tanzania by issuing a call (below) to Christians around the world to take up Christ’s mission for themselves and to invite others into this world-transforming work.
Bishop Philip North, Bishop of Burnley, says that that the church has forgotten the poor and working class.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry visited the Diocese of Utah this weekend for its Diocesan Convention and celebration of 150 years of service.
Again and again we find ourselves as subjects addressing God as an object, a separate being – one whom we seek, appeal to, and praise. We ask this divine being to respond, to have mercy, to grant, to forgive, to act, just as we would ask another person to do the same. “We” speak to a God who is not “us,” but something else, whether we think of God as the one in whom we live and move and have our being, or as something impossibly far away. In other words, we think dualistically.
I came into this church with stereotypes and negative expectations. Instead, I’ve gotten to know some of the most gracious, kind-hearted people that this planet has to offer. I’ve seen their words backed by actions, and their willingness to step out of their comfort zones just to lend a hand