Weekend Roundup for June 29

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Churches Doing Interesting Things
A local first in Oklahoma City, an ecumenical pride worship service
https://oklahoman.com/article/5634392/inaugural-ecumenical-pride-service-draws-large-crowd

 

In Waco, TX  a parish is building an inclusive playground using ADA compliant guidelines
https://www.wacotrib.com/news/city_of_waco/episcopal-church-starts-work-on-inclusive-playground-invites-public/article_e27e8edd-4063-538b-be28-38628cddf54f.html

 

A priest in NYC is setting up a blessings on the go stand in front of the church on Madison Ave
https://religionnews.com/2019/06/27/on-madison-avenue-an-episcopal-priest-blesses-passersby/

 

A great ministry in southern WV, the Highland Education project, has been rebooted and is up and running
https://wvva.com/news/2019/06/20/episcopal-church-mission-group-helps-local-nonprofits/

ENS has a related story too
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/06/26/west-virginia-ministry-recruits-work-groups-for-revamped-outreach-to-county-gripped-by-poverty/

 

 

Episcopal Church
Maine’s new bishop was consecrated
https://www.pressherald.com/2019/06/22/new-episcopalian-bishop-ordained-at-service-in-portland/
and
https://www.journaltribune.com/articles/stateregional/new-episcopalian-bishop-ordained-at-service-in-portland/

 

HoB Theology committee looking at white supremacy (from ENS)
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/06/21/house-of-bishops-theology-committee-examining-infection-of-white-supremacy/

 

Want to join Executive Council?  There’s an opening!
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/pressreleases/nominations-now-being-accepted-to-fill-vacancy-on-the-episcopal-church-executive-council/

 

Great story from the Anglican Journal on the episcopal response to conditions at the southern border
https://www.anglicanjournal.com/rio-grande-bishop-u-s-asylum-crisis-a-moral-issue-and-not-a-complicated-one/

 

 

Lambeth Conference
Bishop Sumner of Dallas has an editorial follow-up to his Lambeth letter in the Living Church
https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2019/06/21/why-should-anglicans-want-to-be-a-communion/

Primate of Southern Africa argues against any boycotts of Lambeth
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/28-june/news/world/makgoba-lambeth-2020-boycotts-will-not-help-anyone

 

 

Anglican Communion
The UK-based Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion has decided to ditch its two leaders. Honestly, I don’t remember this group but it’s as if there’s some spirit of un-cooperation that continually afflicts evangelical organizations
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/evangelical-fellowship-richard-and-caroline-crocker-in-the-anglican-communion/132687.htm

 

From South Africa; a reflection on inclusive titles for priests
https://www.iol.co.za/weekend-argus/opinion/arent-we-all-equal-in-the-sight-of-our-lord-27156261

 

And in Botswana, all the anti-gay laws have been overturned by unanimous decision of their supreme court – Thinking Anglicans has a roundup of responses
https://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/anglican-influence-in-botswanas-decriminalisation-of-same-sex-relationships/

 

A study from Sydney, Australia showing that most people of faith made that choice as teens
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/06/research-shows-most-sydney-anglicans-found-faith-as-teenagers.aspx

 

Also in Australia, the Anglican church is launching a study of family violence
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/anglican-church-looks-at-family-violence/news-story/26b4f8d048ff60e1695bf972895175a1

 


 

feature image: The Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, left, blesses Russell Lupis outside Church of the Incarnation on Madison Avenue in New York City on June 25, 2019. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron

 

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