The three big stories this week were the meeting of bishops in Minneapolis (here, here, & here), announcement of a Hearing Panel in the case of Bishop Love of Albany’s refusal to accept B0012 in that diocese, and the ruling in favor of TEC in South Carolina in the Federal trademarks case.
Of course, it’s a big church with lots going elsewhere…
A priest in North Carolina confronts his own family’s history of slavery in calling for the removal of a local Confederate statue
The PB was in Michigan to participate in a climate awareness program
Bethlehem, PA had a “faith-crawl” to introduce people to different faith traditions and their places of gathering
Ian Markham of VTS was interviewed on All things Considered (audio link and transcript) regarding their reparations plan
Prince Charles to attend canonization rite for Tractarian (and later RC convert) J.H. Newman
I think I’m liking how they elect bishops in Wales
From a UK perspective (ViaMedia,News) that’s part book review and part personal analysis on where we are and where we might go as “Anglicans” (h/t Thinking Anglicans)
The Struggle for Full Inclusion in the United Methodist Church… Continues
The struggle within the UMC continues; UMC New Service had this good overview of where things stand as the church prepares for its next regular gathering.
From Around the Anglican Communion
Lovely short essay on the continuing value of community
Abp Okoh spoke some on the “crisis” of the church while dedicating a new worship space
First Maori woman bishop in NZ consecrated
Other Interesting Items
A kind of book review for Jim Wallis’ Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus, plus a mention of Bp Curry
A story really aimed at Lutherans and RC, but might be of interest to some Anglicans interested in ecumenism
Mosaic floor of early church on Galilean shore uncoverd, amazingly intact
From Fox “News” – a little scolding for a rather unorthodox chapel at Union Seminary in NYC
Would you vote for Jesus’ political platform?
image: Women bishops of the Episcopal Church, from the recent gathering in Minneapolis