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We're living through an epoch of change as profound as the transition from the medieval world to the Renaissance, says the Rev. Canon Frank Martin Harron, II. But for the members of younger generations, this is not an academic topic, it's daily life. Is the church ready?
About an hour into the interview, the voice of the Gen-X Episcopal priest lowered and became more deliberate, as if he were taking me into a confidence.
He said that the starkest divide between his generationRead more
Exploring what the shift from modern to postmodern means for people's lives and the Church. The second of two-parts by the Rev Canon Frank Martin Harron, II.
One of the responses to my first article, "What Is Truth?" (TN, Vol. 47, No. 2) was an email from a 32-year-old (Gen-X) Episcopal priest. He told me that when he thought about that question, he drew a blank. For him the more relevant question was, "How does one live truthfully?" In follow-up email conversations we reached theRead more
Jane Goodall, animal researcher, author and activist, recently appeared on The Real Bottom Line, Trinity Television’s live forum in which leaders in society discuss how their personal values direct their public lives.
...[B]ecause chimps are so like us biologically and behaviorally, this is a way to help people understand that we are not separated from but are part of the animal kingdom... ...I believe there’s this great spiritual power which, because of the religion I was brought upRead more
The process of deciding whether to declare Mother Teresa a saint has moved a step forward with the conclusion in India of the crucial first stage.
A solemn ceremony held on 15 August at St Mary's Church in Calcutta marked the end of a two-year diocesan inquiry into the "life, virtues and reputation of sanctity" of Mother Teresa, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity (MC), who died 4 years ago.
During the service, led by Archbishop Henry D'Souza of Calcutta, more than 35,Read more
Moscow, 22 August (ENI) -- Ten years after the coup attempt that triggered the end of Soviet communism, Russia's president has said that his country needs to seek its inspiration from its Christian roots.
"Without Christianity, without the Orthodox faith and culture which sprang from it, Russia would have hardly existed as a state," said President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Solovetsky monastery, on the Solovki Islands, part of Russia's northern White Sea archipelago.Read 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