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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:
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