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Bishop of Liverpool on “uncritical” evangelical support for President Trump

The bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, told the Guardian some religious leaders of “colluding with a system that marginalises the poor.”

He told the Guardian,

… “self-styled evangelicals” risked bringing the word evangelical into disrepute, and added there was no justification for Christians contradicting God’s teaching to protect the poor and the weak.

“Some of the things that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a system that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls […]

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Refugee caps ordered by Trump are resulting in job loss and charity closures

The Washington Post is reporting on how the fallout from Trump’s executive order is affecting church-run refugee resettlement programs. World Relief, an evangelical-run organization that is one of nine which work with the United Nations, is cutting 140 jobs and closing five of its centers, calling it “a direct result of the recent decision by the Trump Administration.”

Episcopal Migration Ministries is one of those nine affected.

The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program combines partial funding from the federal government to cover the costs […]

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Churches push back against President

We ask that every member of this denomination, and people who are committed to justice and righteousness, equality and truth, will join with us to thwart what are clearly demonic acts.

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Prayers for the President: What’s in a Name?

This originally appeared on the website of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY

 

By The Very Rev’d Michael T. Sniffen, Dean

 

Many public theologians and clergy in The Episcopal Church are weighing in on the issue of whether or not President-Elect Donald Trump’s name (and not just his office) should be included in our public prayers once he is inaugurated.

The answer you’re looking for is yes. His name should be included for many reasons: theological, social, political, practical, […]

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Speaking to the Soul: Follow the Star

This Epiphany, let’s practice looking up, looking for a star, and not just hanging our heads and hiding our eyes from what’s in front of us for fear of what’s going to happen in the next step or two that we take. Follow the star, keep the faith, and plunge ahead.

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