Archives for September 2016

Bryan Stevenson inspires faith leaders, law students and local community

[Seminary of the Southwest] Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, brought guests in the packed 900-seat auditorium at the LBJ Library at the University of Texas, Austin, to their feet just by walking onto the stage for Seminary of the Southwest’s 2016 Blandy Lecture on Tuesday evening, Sept. […]

Anglican Church of Southern Africa rejects blessing of same-sex civil unions

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa voted Sept. 30 to reject a proposal to allow “prayers of blessing” to be offered for people in same-sex civil unions under South African law. The vote was taken by the church’s Provincial Synod, its top legislative body, on a proposal by the Diocese of […]

Orthodox-Anglican dialogue explores “complex ethical concerns”

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the official Anglican-Orthodox dialogue have met this week to discuss a range of bioethical and moral issues. The discussion was “a practical follow-up” to their agreed statement In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology, which was published last year after their talks in Buffalo, New York. […]

Misión navaja encuentra terreno fértil para un proyecto de conservación de agua

‘Proteger lo valioso’ es el ultimo proyecto agrícola en Navajolandia

[Episcopal News Service] Arizona puede sonar como el último lugar donde uno encontraría una dinámica empresa agrícola, pero la obra que actualmente se lleva a cabo en la Zona de Misión de Navojalandia está haciendo acopio de las semillas de historia, cultura, tradición, mayordomía ambiental y espiritualidad para cultivar un ministerio local de ilimitadas posibilidades […]

Archbishop Welby, Pope Francis to celebrate Anglican-Roman Catholic relationship

[Anglican Communion News Service] The historic first public meeting between a pope and an archbishop of Canterbury since the Reformation took place 50 years ago in Rome. It was a milestone in ecumenical relations when Archbishop Michael Ramsey paid an official visit to Pope Paul VI in 1966. The visit sent shockwaves around the world […]

Southern African Anglicans seek fossil fuel-free investment portfolios

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) has agreed in principle to divest from fossil fuels. But they face a problem with putting this into practice because there are currently no fossil fuel-free portfolios available in South Africa’s financial markets. The motion approved by the synod empowers […]

Navajo mission finds fertile ground for water conservation project

‘Protecting the Precious’ is latest farm-based project in Navajoland

[Episcopal News Service] Arizona may sound like the last place you’d find a dynamic agricultural enterprise, but the work underway in the Navajoland Area Mission is gathering the seeds of history, culture, tradition, environmental stewardship and spirituality to cultivate a local ministry with sky’s-the-limit potential for a small Episcopal congregation here. Gardening has been alive […]

La mission Navajo trouve des terres fertiles pour un projet de protection de l’eau

« Protecting the Precious » [Protéger ce qui est précieux] est le tout dernier projet axé sur l’agriculture à Navajoland

[Episcopal News Service] L’Arizona peut paraître le dernier endroit où trouver un projet agricole dynamique mais les travaux en cours dans la zone de mission de Navajoland réunissent les conditions historiques, culturelles, traditionnelles, écologiques et spirituelles pour implanter un ministère local avec un potentiel quasiment illimité pour une petite congrégation épiscopale. Le jardinage se porte […]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on the passing of Shimon Peres

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has issued the following statement on the passing of Shimon Peres. We in the Episcopal Church join with our brothers and sisters throughout the world in mourning the passing of Shimon Peres. He will long be remembered as a leader […]

El campus de la Iniciativa Trirreligiosa de Omaha se convierte en realidad

Para promover la paz y la comprensión entre las religiones abrahámicas

[Episcopal News Service] En medio de la polarizada temporada electoral que ha suscitado una profunda desconfianza hacia los inmigrantes y hacia los musulmanes en particular, un terreno de poco más de 14 hectáreas en el centro del país se ha convertido en un símbolo viviente de lo que significa “ama a tu prójimo”. En Omaha, […]