Posts tagged "anglican church"

Mormons in Africa

From James Fenton's review of the Broadway musical by the creators of "South Park," "The Book of Mormon," at The New York Review of Books:
From the point of view of the Mormon missionaries, the attitude of the natives toward Almighty God is crudely dismissive, and expressed in language that causes gasps of tickled outrage from...

The Dream of Full Unity: The Catholic Church Invites Anglicans to Come On Over

by Elissa Lerner After so much fanfare surrounding the surprise election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the presidency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this past fall, or even the Pope's recent blessing of Facebook, perhaps the greatest shock in the Catholic world is the near silence regarding the three bishops,...

Anglican Schism and the Future of Christian Communities

At the end of a brief post yesterday about failure of bishops to solve the potential schism that ordination of women may cause in the Anglican communion, Joanna Brooks asks this question: "Will diverging perspectives on gender and sexuality determine the shape of the 21st-century Christian world?" It's a question that only begs more:  Does...

Insidious and Dangerous

Mary Valle: There's a battle of miter-wearers today in the HuffPost. In one corner, we have Mary Glasspool, the first openly lesbian bishop ordained in the Episcopal Church of America. In the other, Pope Benedict, calling gay marriage "insidious and dangerous." The American Episcopal church (most of it) is stepping up...

What Would Jesus Do About Unitarian Heresy?

01 March 2006 England’s Chester Cathedral has made waves with its recent refusal to let a Unitarian congregation hold a service in the Cathedral — as the Unitarian Church has for the past three years — declaring Unitarianism a “heretical” religion incompatible with the Church of England-run Cathedral. The denunciation came after the evangelical Bishop...

The Day After the Episcopal Bomb

Leaked minutes from a meeting of liberal Episcopalian para-church laity have found their into the hands of The Washington Times’ Julia Duin, who dutifully characterizes the notes as a deliberate plot to “oust” and “disenfranchise” conservative Episcopal bishops who have called for the deconsecration of gay Bishop Gene Robinson. Duin also repeats the charges of...

Archbishop of York

Dr. John Sentamu, the new Archbishop of York, the second-highest official in the Church of England, and the Church’s first black Archbishop, announced his receipt of racist threat letters, some smeared with feces, after his election earlier this year.

Daily Links 22 December 2004

Diversity a la Booth Cherie Booth, wife of British P.M. Tony Blair, has intervened in the case of a 15-year old Muslim girl who was prevented from wearing a burqa to school. Booth claims the school violated the student’s homan rights, and is seeking a declaration that the school acted unlawfully. “‘I say our policy is to...

Daily Links 03 December 2004

Gods of Nationalism Kalyan Singh, leader of the Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), today deposed before theLiberhan Commission, a 12-year old commission investigating the 1992 demolition of theBabri Mosque by a crowd of nearly one million Hindu nationalists that also killed 13 men and children during the night of riots. Hindu groups believe the 16th Century...

Daily Links 04 November 2004

Canterbury Ale Monks and friars have long been among the best brewmasters, and the old heart of the Church of England, Canterbury Cathedral, has acknowledged that with the return of a “cathedral brew” to the church, not seen since 1828. Ohio Schools Get God From the state that brought you the next four years…The Columbus,...

Three Times an Episcopalian

Just as the Religion Newswriters Association declares Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson‘s consecration the number one religion story of the year, The New York Times weighs in with a Big Important Magazine Piece (BIMP) by Michael Massing. It’s a tale of two priests – Peter James Lee, who is also bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and Martyn Minns, rector of a major church...

Civil War?

Albany; Pittsburgh; San Joaquin; South Carolina; Florida, Central Florida, and Southwest Florida; Dallas and Fort Worth; Quincy and Springfield in Illinois; Western Kansas; and Rio Grande. Religion writers in or near any of these areas have a lot of work on their hands, as the Episcopalian bishop of each of these dioceses has joined the...