Weekend Roundup for August 3rd

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Episcopal Church
In Nebraska, local churches are leading a prayer rally in support of beleaguered farmers
https://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/prayers-offered-for-area-farmers-we-wanted-to-let-the/article_a6efd3ea-04e8-5b76-9bf8-268e5e2c3090.html

Washington National Cathedral leaders get their voices heard, pretty much in every major media space
Vox
https://www.vox.com/2019/7/31/20748839/washington-national-cathedral-trump-racism

Local TV
https://wtop.com/dc/2019/07/have-we-no-decency-national-cathedral-leaders-denounce-trumps-attack-on-baltimore/

People Magazine
https://people.com/politics/washington-national-cathedral-donald-trump-statement/

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/07/31/have-we-no-decency-local-church-leaders-respond-trumps-criticism-baltimore/?utm_term=.22ee4f11da39

 

And so many more, plus a positive response from the Chicago sun-Times
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/31/20748807/washington-national-cathedral-president-trump-joseph-mccarthy-hollerith-sun-times-editorial

 

 

Canada
A response from a “queer” Anglican minister to the Canadian bishop’s most recent and narrow rejection of marriage equality
https://www.nelsonstar.com/news/for-the-sake-of-tradition-queer-anglican-minister-reflects-on-same-gender-marriage-vote/

 

 

Church of England
Rochester Cathedral installed a mini-golf course to attract visitors
https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/07/31/an-ancient-cathedral-in-england-installed-a-mini-golf-course-to-get-new-visitors/

 

Not everyone’s thrilled with Rochester Cathedral’s newly installed mini-golf course
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/29/putting-mini-golf-course-cathedral-act-desecration/

 

Archbishop Welby headed to India
https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/archbishop-of-canterbury-set-for-delicate-india-tour/cid/1695558

 

 

Lambeth
In Cape Town, the Archbishop says Lambeth must address social needs
https://www.premier.org.uk/News/Church/Cape-Town-Archbishop-says-Lambeth-2020-must-address-social-needs

 

 

Other Interesting Items
An op-ed in a local North Carolina paper asks what it might mean to be a Christian
https://www.journalnow.com/news/columnists/how-do-you-define-a-christian-nation/article_ffed2093-d737-5cab-9a58-774c364b6106.html

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