WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Commission for Religious Freedom just got two new members, both darlings of conservatives: Princeton University philosopher Robert P. George and Zuhdi Jasser, who describes himself as an alternative voice to established Muslim civil rights groups. By Al Webb and Kevin Eckstrom.
Articles tagged “Episcopal”
(RNS) We have seen ourselves up close and decided we can do better. Pouring a lifetime of earnings into showy living becomes embarrassing. Turning religion into shouting matches and rampant bigotry doesn't pass any gospel sniff test. By 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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(RNS) Combining a love of sports and passion for the saints, the online “Lent Madness” competition includes 32 saints from the Episcopal calendar of saints who are eliminated one by one through online votes. By Annalisa Musarra.
What would an official same-sex Episcopal wedding liturgy look like? “I now pronounce that they are bound to one another in a holy covenant, as long as they both shall live. Amen.”
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.
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.