[Episcopal News Service] Washington National Cathedral announced on June 16 that it is making staff cuts “that are both necessary and hard to accept” as the economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic mounts. Effective July 1, the cathedral will reduce its full-time workforce by 15%, eliminating 13 full-time and 13 part-time positions. Another 12 full-time employees will be … [Read more...] about National Cathedral Cuts 15% of Staff in Pandemic
Archives for June 18, 2020
By David Paulsen Episcopal News Service The Diocese of Springfield’s Standing Committee is in mediation with Bishop Daniel Martins to settle a disagreement over the bishop’s retirement, with Martins planning to retire in June 2021 and the Standing Committee insisting he step down sooner. In documents obtained by Episcopal News Service, the Standing Committee has informed … [Read more...] about Springfield Bishop in Dispute Over Retirement
The latest podcast from The Living Church asks the question, "What does the gospel have to do with animals?" Professor David Clough of the University of Chester in England is the author of the two-volume On Animals: Systematic Theology. He calls for more Christian reflection — especially in our time — on the way humans use, eat, raise, and relate to non-human neighbors. Listen … [Read more...] about Podcast: Animals Are God’s Creatures Too!
By Michael Smith Reading from Numbers, 12:1-161 While they were at Hazeroth, Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had indeed married a Cushite woman); 2and they said, “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?” And the Lord heard it. 3Now the man Moses was very humble, more so than … [Read more...] about Sibling Rivalry
By Simon Cotton A basalt cliff towers some 200 meters above the Cantal town of Massiac, from which cliff a tiny chapel scarcely obtrudes. One has to ascend to the chapel to appreciate a wonderful panorama southwards, looking down on the A75 autoroute heading south from Paris to the Mediterranean near Montpellier. Like many buildings in the mountainous Auvergne region in … [Read more...] about CORNERSTONES: Making Lemonade in the Auvergne