The Rev. Ruth Meyers of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific speaks with diaconal postulant Dani Gabriel in Sojourners about liturgical revision: Gabriel: Can you say a little more about how this work fits in with larger movements for social justice? Meyers: Some of the movements for social justice are rooted in Christian faith. If you go back to Mary’s song in Luke, … [Read more...] about ‘New Ways of Imagining God’
Archives for August 7, 2018
Keillor Describes Healing Prayer
Radio storyteller and novelist Garrison Keillor attended a morning service Aug. 5 at St. Michael’s Church in Manhattan and was overcome with emotion. Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio in November 2017 after it investigated multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Keillor wrote on Facebook that he joined a steady stream of people who sought prayer for healing: … [Read more...] about Keillor Describes Healing Prayer
Tasmania Welcomes Property Concerns
The Diocese of Tasmania plans to sell churches to pay redress to child-abuse survivors, and has extended the deadline for responses. The diocese, located in the island state to the south Australian mainland, originally set September as the deadline to complete consultations. Bishop Richard Condie said the extension will allow more time for community groups to consider their … [Read more...] about Tasmania Welcomes Property Concerns
Fire Relief for Californians
Episcopal Relief & Development and the Diocese of Northern California are providing emergency support to communities struck by the Carr Fire that began on July 23. The support includes rental assistance, short-term storage for recovered belongings, food, gasoline, and replacement of lost household supplies. The Carr Fire, which authorities said was caused by a … [Read more...] about Fire Relief for Californians
Help for Leeds?
Should financially stable dioceses step help those that need more funds? An announcement that the Diocese of Leeds must review salaries, make staff redundant, and close its pension program has triggered a national debate. Leeds is the Church of England’s youngest diocese, formed in 2014 from the amalgamation of the dioceses of Bradford, Ripon and Leeds, and Wakefield. It … [Read more...] about Help for Leeds?
Tutudesks for Africa
The Diocese of Atlanta’s Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing has announced its initial goal to donate 1,308 Tutudesks to students in Africa: In partnership with the United Nations Special Envoy for Education, the Tutudesk provides the answer to the classroom desk shortage crisis experienced in schools in developing countries. Over 95 million children in schools across … [Read more...] about Tutudesks for Africa