Located at it is on Wall Street in Manhattan, Trinity Church was an apt place for four panelists to wrestle with the question of when inequality becomes exploitation and sin.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and author Cornel West opened the Trinity Institute’s “Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Inequality” that took place in Manhattan from Jan. 22 to 25 in two very different styles of address. But in their messages about what Christians are called to do in the face of inequality and injustice, there was a remarkable convergence.
In light of January's tragic events in Paris, Western democracies are reflecting on one of their core values: the right to freedom of expression even if that freedom offends people. A legacy of the 18th-century Enlightenment, this value has given Westerners wide latitude to mock social institutions from the monarchy to the church.
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.
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Thursday that while much work remains to be done five years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, there is also much that can be celebrated.
Diocese of Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook remains on administrative leave and The Episcopal Church’s disciplinary processes have been put in motion after her involvement in a fatal car accident in which she temporarily left the scene after striking and killing a bicyclist.
Religious leaders around the world today swiftly condemned an attack on the Paris-based magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Twelve people were killed and 10 others injured by gunmen, believed to
be Islamist extremists, who stormed the magazine’s offices.
Whether it is the Rockefeller family joining a campaign to withdraw $50 billion from fossil fuel investments over the next five years or the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement pushing for changes in Israeli policies toward Palestine, many people are thinking and talking about where they don’t want to put their money.
The more than 3.3 million people who have fled the violence in Syria represent overwhelming human need, but the response from Canada has been underwhelming, according to groups working to bring refugees into the country.
The Metropolitan Council of Cuba (MCC), which has overseen the Episcopal Church of Cuba since the embargo of 1960 made travel and communication between the Cuban church and the church in the United States almost impossible, has released a statement of thanksgiving for the normalization of American-Cuban relations.