May 17, 2013
Anglicans and Episcopalians are being encouraged to inform themselves and join in the debate about the controversial and growing practice of drilling for natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
- For 144 days people around the world have been captivated by photos taken by a man living in a small metal box.
[Lambeth Palace] Two days before the Feast of Pentecost, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said the Holy Spirit “gives us a love for the world around us, and the capacity to both speak and act in a way that is revolutionary”.
In a short film (available here) produced by Lambeth Palace, Archbishop Justin adds that the Holy Spirit “draws Christians from very different background and tradition together, in a body that loves...
- The event is not about condemning people, but it’s about lovingly leading them to the ultimate solution…Jesus. I've got a challenge for you: will you make a stand on the issue of porn, face it head on with boldness rather than burying your head in the sand
[Episcopal Public Policy Network] “A few years ago, government authorities in Turkmenistan persecuted a woman and her son because they had converted to Christianity. The son was tortured to death. The woman was twice detained and tortured. She fled to the United States, where, suffering from panic attacks and depression, she tried to kill herself. Later, after stabilizing, she learned about political asylum and applied for it. But the U.S. government rejected her request...
- Michael Moynagh talks about the importance of not only contextualising the gospel but the church.
[Anglican Communion Environmental Network] Anglicans and Episcopalians are being encouraged to inform themselves and join in the debate about the controversial and growing practice of drilling for natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
In an open letter to the Anglican Communion, Canon Dr Jeff Golliher has called on its members to learn about fracking and to be proactive in their own contexts.
“Fracking involves deep...
- Learning with Barth how we might do that afresh today. Christina Baxter talks about what we can learn about contextualisation from Karl Barth.
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Bishop Michael Hawkins, Chair of the Council of the North, is pleased to announce that Hauser Communications, based in Napanee, ON, has been chosen to fill a one-year contract to provide communications services for the council.
The new communications strategy will focus on sharing stories of the council that reflect the church's five Marks of Mission. According to Bishop Hawkins, "We have stories to tell to the entire church: stories of heroic and...
[Episcopal News Service] The Holy Spirit comes, for some, as a comforting presence. For others, it’s a disturbing upsetter. And still, for others, it is mysterious, even scary.
But don’t confuse it just with Pentecost – the 50th day after Easter – which the church observes this Sunday (May 19) and which “challenges us to focus at least one day on the Spirit’s activity in our life,” according to the Rev. Janet Broderick, rector of...