Weekend Roundup for Nov 5

Two steps forward, one back with South Carolina property, bold new stained glass designs, and the National Cathedral wonders about visitors from another world; its our weekly roundup of stories from across the church.

 

From Episcopal Journal & Café This week

Presiding bishop, predecessor, share insights with nominating panel

Episcopal churches engage with voters in runup to Election Day

White Christian nationalism is not Christianity, says presiding bishop

Anglican Communion, Church of England respond to reports about Canterbury dean

Agency partnering to provide food relief in Florida after Hurricane Ian

 

Episcopal Church

Bishop Gene Robinson preached at Virginia parish that was once among leading voices calling for his rejection. From the Washington Post: Gay bishop, whose nomination split church years ago, visits Falls Church

LGBTQ+ advocates call out Diocese of Virginia for planning consecration of the new bishop in a Southern Baptist Church building. From RNS

South Carolina Diocese decides to sell hard-won church property back to ACNA group. From episcopalchurchsc.org

 

Parishes in the News

Missouri parish is replacing some of its stained-glass windows with modern ones depicting Jesus as a person of color. From ENS

Pennsylvania parish to host debut performance of a new musical setting of the “Requiem” by local composer, Scott Eggert, at its annual Solemn Requiem Mass. From lebtown.com

Northern Michigan “wilderness church” faith community is fighting to protect the natural area where members worship from becoming a commercial rocket launch site. From ENS

 

Anglican Communion

Two bishops in Nigeria died on same day. From dailypost.ng

Advancing reconciliation with Indigenous people will be a major test for King Charles III, prominent Canadian Anglicans say. From Anglicanjournal.com

Church of England clergy should have the freedom to bless and marry same-sex couples, says Bishop of Oxford[CoE]. From oxfordanglican.org

The number of people using the Church of England’s Daily Prayer audio service has passed a million, as the podcasting revolution becomes part of many people’s daily pattern of worship. From churchofengland.org

 

 

Other Interesting Items

National Cathedral to Host Panel on Artificial Intelligence

Kristen Wheeler at Earth & Altar: ALL SOULS’ DAY AND THE LIGHTING OF THE GRAVES

Scott Gunn at Seven Whole Days: Lessons from a crisis

John Barton at Church Times: There are two ways to translate the Bible, and both are right. Accuracy and literalness in biblical translation are not the same, says John Barton

Stephen Parsons at Surviving Church: When a Church Becomes Cultic

 


Image: Design for new window at Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion, Kirkwood, MO [from Facebook]

 

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