In a joint statement today, the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies proposed recommendations that will fulfill the promise of hosting an in-person General convention in Baltimore in July while also seeking to provide as safe a space as possible in the midst of ongoing COVID infections.
I grew up walking distance from the scene of this hateful crime, and my friends and I used to ride our bikes around the neighborhood.
By Robert F. Barsky, The Conversation The United Nations has warned that the war in Ukraine could create “the biggest refugee crisis this century,” with displaced persons numbering in the millions. Meanwhile, the rest of the world sits watching the
Written by By Elizabeth Lev. It may seem frivolous to talk about art during such a grave humanitarian crisis, but art is an essential part of the humanity of a culture, exploited by invaders and destroyed by barbarians to strike at the heart of a people’s identity.
This week Faith To Go formation team members David Tremaine, Charlette Preslar, and special guest the Rev. Jeff Marrinhauk, Canon for Finance in the Diocese of San Diego, discuss Jesus’ promise to his disciples to send peace and the Holy Spirit and what this means for our lives today.
The language of my soul is Christian. I have always known I belong to Christ, even when my head has told me differently. God has taken many shapes: grandmother, diamond, witch, sage, ocean, light, and utter darkness and emptiness, to name a few. But always there is that incarnating, dying and resurrecting aspect, that Christ.
One thing that I hope has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of community. Looking at the destruction in Ukraine, not only of property and safety but the bonds of community between people who lived, worked, raised their families, prayed, and laughed together, we see what loss of community can mean. In times of stress and loss, members of the community usually come together to support and console each other.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, said that the church should continue with plans to hold its 80th General Convention in Baltimore, but that it should be smaller in size, shorter in duration and focused exclusively on essential business.