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.
The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Communication (winner of the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction) explores how the digital revolution now dictating so much of our day-to-day activity unfolded, what it entails for our personal and professional lives—and why we should at least try to resist the temptations constantly on offer from the blinking screens in our homes, offices and in our own pockets.
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.
As primate of the Anglican Church of Canada from 1986 to 2004, Michael Peers faced turbulence in nearly every aspect of church life.
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.