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Episcopal and Other Churches respond to Eric Garner grand jury

Episcopal and Other Churches respond to Eric Garner grand jury

Protests continued for a second night after a Staten Island grand jury refused to indict a New York City police officer after the death of Eric Garner. At one of the protests, the Episcopal Diocese of New York was visibly present including Bishop Andrew Dietsche. Statement from the Diocese of New York: A general call has […]

One atheist is thankful for the clergy

James Croft is training to be an Ethical Cultural Leader and describes himself as an Humanist, skeptic and free-thinker. His work along side clergy of several denominations in Ferguson, Missouri has made him thankful for the work of his colleagues ordained in religious traditions. Patheos:  Clerical privilege frequently hands the worst ideas the biggest megaphone, putting the […]

Whew, what a day!

Whew, what a day!

As many of our regular readers may know, our long time editor, Jim Naughton, decided to step down to concentrate on other (especially paying) projects. I was honored to be invited to step into the role of editor of the Café, and did so on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Before agreeing, Jim wanted to make […]

Episcopal and ELCA Presiding Bishops statement on World HIV/AIDS day

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement for World AIDS Day 2014. ENS: World AIDS Day 2014 Every year on December 1, Episcopalians and Lutherans join with people around the world to commemorate World AIDS Day. This […]

Continuing The Celebration

It would be nice if we could all keep Christmas and Easter in our hearts every day, all year, wouldn’t it? Only that’s not the way it is for me, I know. I think my way of living into the Resurrection is to make art that invokes the feeling of that stone being rolled away […]