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A leading association of Nigerian Christians is calling for the country's constitution to be strengthened to reinforce religious liberty in Nigeria.
Saidu Dogo, the secretary general of the Northern Nigeria chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), made the call at a public meeting in Kaduna on 30 June organized by a presidential committee reviewing the constitution.
CAN is an umbrella body for Nigeria's Roman Catholic and Protestant churches.
July 11 "Presence," by composer Joseph Diebes, a concert piece/conceptual installation for a 16-piece phantom chamber orchestra.
July 18 "Dances for Buildings," by choreographer Rika Burnham, created around the urban architecture of Hudson Square.
July 25 "Still Sounds Run Deep," by Paul Nash & the Manhattan New Music Project, an interactive collaboration between musicians, passers by, ambient sounds, and public space.Read more
The experiment in alternative worship going on at St. Paul's Chapel in downtown Manhattan does not simply "jazz up" services-- it also gives parishioners an opportunity to keep their faith focused and relevant.
The project, which is now halfway through a six-week pilot stage involving Eucharist on Monday evenings, seeks to remake the traditional church service with modern music, language, and technology.
The Rev. Lyndon Harris, the priest in charge of the experiment, says theRead more
The Grants Program of the Parish of Trinity Church, Wall Street, has turned down a $146,000 grant request from the Episcopal Church in Rwanda, citing the role of three Rwandan bishops in “actively working to promote schism within the Episcopal Church in the United States.”
The decision was conveyed in a letter from Trinity’s program associate for the Global South, Judith M. Gillespie, to the Rev. Martin Nzaramba, co-ordinator of the Theological Education by Extension (TEE) program ofRead more
Religion writer Susan Erdey offers this guide to a new territory, where theology and science are separated by a mere cutting edge.
Since Descartes, Western science has had as its byword cogito, ergo sum: I think, therefore I am. But recent research into the nature and definition of human being, including experiments in artificial intelligence, may be turning Descartes on his head. Relatio, ergo sum—I relate, therefore I am—may be closer to the truth of defining humanness than weRead more
Garrison Keillor, host of the popular public radio program, A Prairie Home Companion, shared thoughts on comedy and the Gospel in Trinity Church this Spring in Trinity Television’s series, The Real Bottom Line. Some extracts...
I did not get into comedy for any high-flown reasons. I got into it because it was a way to attract attention, and because it gave you some power over people. I once told a joke to a boy in the school cafeteria that made tapioca pudding come out bothRead more
Russian intellectuals are trying to revive an ideology that has fallen out of fashion, reports Ecumenical News International from Moscow.
A group of scientists and human rights activists has established the Moscow Society of Atheists in order to revive an ideology that has gone out of fashion here during a decade of post-communist life.
The society has been set up to defend Russia against what its members see as the threat of clericalism as religion, particularly as theRead more
It has not been our way to exclude those with whom we disagree, but for debate to be constructive there must be a basic trust and respect for one another, writes Canon Andrew Deuchar.
Celebrating the Anglican way
"The Anglican way should never be described merely in static terms. At its best it is like a growing plant, constantly pushing out new shoots in a variety of directions, but always relating back to the roots from which it springs."
Those wordsRead more
Getting irritable because you don't understand the Book of Revelation is "exactly missing the point", because it's meant to challenge our way of perceiving. Paul Ashdown reports for the Episcopal News Service.
The Book of Revelation has befuddled Christians for centuries because its vivid language and symbolic richness is intentionally disorienting, the 132nd bishop of London told some 140 participants at the annual Bowen Conference at Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina.Read more
Hispanic Ministry in the Episcopal Church has not grown at the same rate as the population in the United States, says a group of concerned bishops. Their report, A Wake Up Call: Hispanic Ministry, Atlanta, April 16, 2001, Easter Monday, is here excerpted.
We, a group of bishops committed to the mission of the Church especially among Hispanic peoples in the USA, meeting in Atlanta on the day after the Easter Sunday, 2001, feel compelled to make the following declaration: