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Equal Rites: The Episcopal Church & Same-Sex Marriage

Equal Rites: The Episcopal Church & Same-Sex Marriage

A provisional liturgy makes the U.S. Episcopal Church the first to practice same-sex marriage ceremonies, "in true unity."

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

A small parade was held in Philadelphia this weekend, made up of area Muslims.  Their objective was to counter media representation of Muslims as terrorists and to bring awareness to the fact that about two thirds of Muslims in American cities are black.  There are about 100 mosques in the Philly area. || A...

Dogs Go To Church

Michael Croland: Maryann Fuchs does not know why she takes her dogs to Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church year after year for the St. Francis Blessing of the Animals. The October 3 ceremony, which lasted less than a half-hour, drew a crowd of about 20 leashed dogs, two cats in carriers, and animal lovers from...

Middle God

02 February 2006 The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin profiles John Danforth, Episcopal priest, former senator, and current naysayer to the Christian right. Danforth’s recent and vocal criticisms of his fellow Republicans for falling too much under the influence of conservative evangelicaldom has focused a lot on Republicans’ most obvious blunders: Terri Schiavo, stem-cell research, the shrillness of their...

Actual Episcopalians

16 January 2006 In response to the irreverent and over-hyped new NBC sitcom, The Book of Daniel, the Episcopal Diocese of Washington — part of the Episcopal Church that serves as fictional premise for the show — is playing the good sport, having founded a blog, BlogofDaniel.com, to serve as a discussion forum for the show, as...

Daily Links 21 January 2005

Rank Something, Anyway Wouldn’t you know — Richard Land is a man of the people. Or so he told NPR’s Terry Gross when she asked why he supported the war in Iraq when so many other religious leaders did not. Maybe, said Land, it’s “because I was democratically elected by my rank and file and the others weren’t.” Continuing...

Daily Links October 3 2004

A Portrait of the Suicide Bomber as a Young Man Ismail Maasawabi was 8 years old when the first stones of the intifada were thrown by Palestinians at Israeli troops. When he was 10, he was mistakenly arrested by Israeli soldiers and didn’t try to escape because “it was better to be arrested standing his...

Fleshiness Theology

“‘There’s something very important about the fleshiness of Jesus,'” says Jay Johnson, a theologian at the Pacific School of Religion’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry. That “fleshiness” is at the heart of a growing school of queer theology explored with admirable depth and balance by Malcolm Gay, writing for the East Bay Express. The...

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...

Hat Trick

The Revealer’s better half, Killing the Buddha, scores with one of the more interesting pieces on the consecration of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. What makes Peter Manseau’s report noteworthy? Manseau’s eye for the event’s absurdity (it took place in a hockey rink, and a dissenting priest gave a lecture on “rimming”); his observational tone...