December 7, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians were on the front lines of environmental advocacy when pipeline protesters claimed victory this week against a controversial segment of a North Dakota oil pipeline. Now, Episcopal leaders are stepping up again, this time in Michigan, to seek government intervention in response to concerns about another oil pipeline.
In both cases, church leaders cite a spiritual calling to protect water resources as part of God’s creation....
The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA denounces the detention, interrogation, and deportation of Dr. Isabel Phiri, Associate General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, at Ben Gurion Airport by the Israeli government. Dr. Phiri was part of a high-level World Council of Churches delegation to the Holy Land, and the only member of the delegation denied entry.
It is noteworthy that Dr. Phiri, a citizen of Malawi who resides and works in...
[Anglican Communion News Service] A group of Welsh Christians is walking from Bethlehem to Egypt to raise funds for Christian Aid’s work with refugees and displaced people around the world. But rather than walking the 430-mile journey that the holy family undertook in the Middle East, they are walking the 140-miles between the south-Wales village of Bethlehem in Carmarthenshire and the north-Wales hamlet of Yr Aifft (Egypt) in Denbighshire.
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has joined other religious leaders in Australia in calling for a new law to tackle modern slavery. He has co-signed a joint open letter asking Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, to introduce a Modern Slavery Act.
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are being accepted for a new Episcopal Church position: the director of the reconciliation, justice and stewardship of creation, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff.
The reconciliation, justice and stewardship of creation department includes staff who facilitate and lead churchwide ministry in relation to...
- Rahab was a scandalous woman of the Bible, but she also put herself in danger to shelter Israelite spies (Josh. 2) and was ultimately mentioned in Matthew 1 as an ancestor of Jesus of Nazareth.
- Ruairidh (Rory) Waddell was driving back from a food distribution site in western Zambia when he spotted a young boy walking along the road with his grandfather.
- Renee Sparks, the director of Calvin’s Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum, contacted public affairs specialist Jennifer Knotts at NASA earlier this year and requested meteorite samples to display in the museum. What Knotts offered instead, though, was quite different.
- Although the members of the Botocan community in Manila, Philippines, are considered among the urban poor, their sense of community and cooperation reaches beyond that of most middle class and wealthy subdivisions.