Keep up with the latest parish happenings.
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
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.
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
The Parish of Trinity Church Wall Street is embarking on a major new mission initiative, a "Spiritual Formation Summit", in which lay and ordained leaders of the Episcopal Church will be introduced to the latest and the best methods of empowering the spiritual development of individuals and congregations.
The summit will be held next April 22 to 26 at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC. It will feature keynote speakers including Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, DeanRead more
100 years after Tolstoy's excommunication, the Church has no wish to re-examine the novelist's views, reports Andrei Zolotov of Ecumenical News International from Moscow.
A hundred years after it excommunicated Leo Tolstoy, the Russian Orthodox Church has ignored a plea by his great-great-grandson, Vladimir Tolstoy, to reconsider the writings and reflections of the famous novelist.
Vladimir Tolstoy, director of Leo Tolstoy's Yasnaya Polyana estate museum, told ENI this weekRead more
Pope John Paul II is to decide whether to canonize a 6th century intellectual, regarded as a person ahead of his time, report Luigi Sandri and Edmund Doogue of Ecumenical News International.
The Vatican is getting closer to naming St. Isidore of Seville as the patron saint of the Internet. The decision is being discussed as the Roman Catholic Church prepares a document on "ethics and the Internet".
The final decision on the patron saint will be made by Pope John Paul II, thoughRead 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