COMMENTARY: The new Anglicanism

Tom Ehrich |

(RNS) What will come of the war within the Anglican Communion? U.S. Episcopalians aren't likely to turn conservative. Nor, in my opinion, do we have any appetite for continued battles over gender and sexuality. We are talking more about growth, new life, young leadership and casting our lot with the 99 percent. By Tom Ehrich.

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Why is it so hard to do religion in prime time?

Piet Levy |

(RNS) ABC's saucy new drama, “GCB” has been panned by critics and called “anti-Christian” by Newt Gingrich. TLC cancelled its controversial reality show, “All-American Muslim,” and anything short of “Touched By an Angel” seems to flop. Piet Levy explores why.

COMMENTARY: In praise of workarounds

Tom Ehrich |

(RNS) Workarounds aren't a sad sagging of the spirit. They are the bold, can-do wisdom that that sees challenges not as betrayals but as obstacles to be surmounted. By Tom Ehrich.

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U.S. Christians hope for an ‘ecumenical spring’

 (RNS) For years, church unity supporters have wrung their hands and talked of an “ecumenical winter.” But after a decade of modest progress,  some have hopes that they may have entered a new ecumenical spring. By Adelle M. Banks.

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Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop of Canterbury to meet

Alessandro Speciale |

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, will pray together in Rome on Saturday despite longstanding differences on women clergy and sexual morality. By Alessandro Speciale.

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COMMENTARY: After the storms have passed

Tom Ehrich |

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) To understand American politics, follow the money. But to understand American goodness and resolve, follow the storms. While the political class channels more wealth to the mega-wealthy, people of limited means were showing grace and generosity. By Tom Ehrich.

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