Support the Café
Search our site

Weekend Roundup for September 21

Episcopal Church
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
https://www.chathamnewsrecord.com/stories/moving-the-confederate-statue-isnt-erasing-history,2958?fbclid=IwAR0AnnF5RbK9vvgPkSGkBICjCKBJPVB66D2GGCL1quGRd4BBw9sk7w3062c

 

The PB was in Michigan to participate in a climate awareness program
https://www.grandhaventribune.com/lifestyles/faith/local-church-to-host-climate-strike/article_180b9539-338f-5115-9ee3-e1003582f77c.html

 

Bethlehem, PA had a “faith-crawl” to introduce people to different faith traditions and their places of gathering
https://www.mcall.com/news/local/bethlehem/mc-nws-bethlehem-faith-crawl-20190916-ioz6h5nn55ez7oa3vcinj6cnjy-story.html

 

Ian Markham of VTS was interviewed on All things Considered (audio link and transcript) regarding their reparations plan
https://www.hppr.org/post/virginia-seminary-president-reparations-fund-apology-insufficient

 

 

Britain
Prince Charles to attend canonization rite for Tractarian (and later RC convert) J.H. Newman
https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/prince-charles-to-attend-newman-canonisation-in-rome.html

 

I think I’m liking how they elect bishops in Wales
https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/17907794.newport-cathedral-now-locked-process-electing-new-bishop-monmouth-gets-underway/

 

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)
https://viamedia.news/2019/09/21/an-anglican-communion-at-a-crossroads/

 

 

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.
https://www.umnews.org/en/news/what-comes-after-gc2020-petitions-deadline

 

 

From Around the Anglican Communion
Lovely short essay on the continuing value of community
https://www.anglicanjournal.com/we-are-not-human-without-community/

 

Abp Okoh spoke some on the “crisis” of the church while dedicating a new worship space
https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2019/09/17/archbishop-okoh-the-church-is-in-crisis/

 

First Maori woman bishop in NZ consecrated
http://www.anglicantaonga.org.nz/news/tikanga_maori/bp_wai

 

 

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
https://www.christianpost.com/books/jim-wallis-says-us-needs-to-reconnect-to-jesus-evangelicals-need-to-stop-supporting-trump.html

 

A story really aimed at Lutherans and RC, but might be of interest to some Anglicans interested in ecumenism
https://www.lutheranworld.org/news/liturgy-share-what-unites-us

 

Mosaic floor of early church on Galilean shore uncoverd, amazingly intact
https://religionnews.com/2019/09/16/archaeologists-uncover-mosaic-floor-from-5th-century-near-sea-of-galilee/

 

From Fox “News”  – a little scolding for a rather unorthodox chapel at Union Seminary in NYC
https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/liberal-seminary-students-worship-plants

 

Would you vote for Jesus’ political platform?
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-faith-values-lewellis-0921-20190919-nro67ai5w5ek7lwiowrr6h5gui-story.html

 

 


 

image: Women bishops of the Episcopal Church, from the recent gathering in Minneapolis

 

Dislike (0)
Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Café Comments?

Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted.

Support the Café
Past Posts

The Episcopal Café seeks to be an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition.  The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity.  Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.

The opinions expressed at the Café are those of individual contributors, and, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official statements of a parish, diocese or other organization. The art and articles that appear here remain the property of their creators.

All Content  © 2017 Episcopal Café