Yesterday, I received this on Facebook from a friend. She says, in so few words, that which so many of us struggle to say with many:
The two-state solution to the decades-long conflict between Israel and Palestine is “way long and dead and over,” Jeff Halper, an Israeli peace activist and academic, told an audience gathered at the Bloor Street United Church in Toronto on Jan. 21.
Students and faculty of Queen’s College in the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador kicked off the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with an interdenominational service featuring a sermon from Archbishop Martin Currie of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of St. John's.
The subtitle says it all: Prayer and reflection texts for Christian reconciliation and unity.
This collection of private and corporate devotion gathers resources
from across the whole spectrum of Christianity from every age—Roman
Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox through United, Baptist, Pentecostal. It
carries the endorsement of Christian leaders from Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, home of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.
The parish of Torbay/Pouch Cove
in the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador celebrated the
installation of a new priest yesterday in the person of Rev. Betty
Harbin, but it turns out that the new priest isn’t that new, after all.
January 18, 2015 may have been a day for important anniversaries in the small town of Upper Island Cove in the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, but it was a day that focused just as much on the future as on the past.
“The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
So opens Mark’s account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, presented to us as a sentence in verse 1.
Karen Armstrong’s book, Fields of Blood, is an ambitious project that looks closely at the interrelationship of religion and violence.
It has been a long process, but the Anglican Church of Canada will submit today its digital records relating to Indian Residential Schools—over 300,00 pages of documents—to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
I have recently been introduced to the Sunday Assembly, or as their members like to call themselves, “the godless church.” One of their more quotable quotes is: “We need the benefits that church provides without the god element.”