July 15, 2016
- Church leaders firmly condemn horrifying actions
Ed Browning was installed as Presiding Bishop a few months before I was elected Archbishop of Cape Town and he retired the year after I did. I could not have wished for a more supportive friend – both personally and of our church – at the height of our struggle against apartheid.
He and Patti witnessed for justice everywhere, whether in South Africa, Palestine, Central America or beyond. I had the privilege of travelling with him, Michael Peers of Canada and Orland Lindsay of the West...
Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe has written this message after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice late on July 15, killing at least 84 people. According to reports, no group has so far said it was behind the attack, however prosecutors said the inquiry would be handled by anti-terror investigators.
In 1971, we sold the building of Holy Spirit Church,...
July 14, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] The California Supreme Court on July 13 “declined to review” a decision made in April by a state appellate court putting an end to eight years of litigation and awarding 28 properties worth an estimated $50 million to the continuing ...
- United Methodists in Northeastern Jurisdiction use petitions to show disagreement with church law on sexuality issues.
On a warm Wednesday evening, dozens of people from the small Mt. Vernon, Ohio, community came together to remember those who lost their lives in recent shootings in Dallas, Louisiana, and Minnesota.
- Colleagues applaud her spiritual depth, commitment
In light of decisions made at General Synod 2016 concerning the solemnizing of same-sex marriage, I pray our Church can and will take to heart Paul’s plea with the Christians living in Ephesus, “I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace”. (Ephesians 4:1-3)
Going into General Synod, the delegates knew there...
Equality advocates of the United Church of Christ are hailing the city of Cleveland, home to the denomination’s national offices for more than 25 years, as Cleveland City Council members on Wednesday unanimously passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that protects the rights of the transgender community.