Weekend Roundup for August 31

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Many stories from around the Episcopal/Anglican world emerge in any given week that we aren’t able to develop further here at the Cafe. So, here is a roundup of stories you might have missed.

 

Episcopal Church
Two stories about bells
https://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/bringing-back-the-bells/article_2724d13c-5fbe-5ceb-a774-d634e9647c5f.html

 

https://oklahoman.com/gallery/6040577/bell-ringing-service-of-healing-and-recognition

 

 

Great Britain
A blog post from a priest in the CoE fed up with the status quo – specifically regarding safeguarding
https://ramblingrector.me/2019/08/21/o-lord-god-to-whom-vengeance-belongeth-show-thyself/

 

A group of CoE bishops (who are members of the House of Lords) have published an open letter in opposition to a No Deal Brexit
https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/bishops-issue-open-letter-brexit

 

One more on the Brexit mess, from the Primus of Scotland:
https://www.scotland.anglican.org/primus-statement-on-the-prorogation-of-parliament/

 

 

Hong Kong
What is the place of Christian efforts of reconciliation in the ongoing protests?
http://evangelicalfocus.com/world/4708/Our_unity_in_Christ_is_more_important_than_our_political_opinions

 

 

Uganda
Uganda elected a new Archbishop; no sign that his policies will be much different than his predecessor
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/08/bishop-of-mityana-stephen-kaziimba-elected-to-serve-as-next-archbishop-of-uganda.aspx
and
https://76crimes.com/2019/08/29/anti-gay-ugandan-archbishop-is-leaving-suspense-about-new-leader/

and a profile of the outgoing Primate
https://chimpreports.com/legacy-of-outgoing-archbishop-stanley-ntagali/

 

 

Other Interesting Items
Global interfaith group pledges to work on climate change and poverty
https://religionnews.com/2019/08/26/interfaith-group-pledges-to-use-religions-influence-to-address-climate-change-poverty/

 

Christian Century has a good profile of the late Rachel Held Evans, “the CS Lewis of her day”
https://www.christiancentury.org/article/critical-essay/rachel-held-evans-public-theologian

 

This is one of the articles that makes you just go “hmmm, I never knew that was an issue for anyone” – are protestants who become Roman “converts” or something else?
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/protestprotest/2019/08/is-a-protestant-who-becomes-roman-catholic-a-convert/

 

This one kind of fits into the above category as well – a dispute amongst exorcists
https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2019/08/29/jesuit-devil-debacle-draws-fire-from-exorcist-across-ecumenical-lines/

 


image: People ring bells inside St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church during a Bell Ringing Service of Healing and Recognition in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. The church hosted the event in participation with a nationwide day of healing and reconciliation in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans enslaved in North America. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

 

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