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Church’s Philippine partners offer inspirational resilience

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

By Diana Swift   Antonio Tejamo prepares corn for planting. PWRDF’s Simon Chambers, who recently visited the Philippines, says he was impressed by the resilience, generosity and good humour of Filipinos in areas devastated by typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Simon   Last year, Simon Chambers’s trip to the Philippines was derailed by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which came […]

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Primate says 2018 Lambeth unlikely

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
News

  By Leigh Anne Williams   Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, walk among other bishops on their way to Lambeth Palace at the start of the 2008 Lambeth Conference.   Photo: Marites N. Sison Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican […]

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Warren Kinghorn: Asking broader questions of medicine

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

Medicine needs physicians who can call on the Christian tradition to offer another way of thinking about human flourishing, sickness and health, says a physician-theologian.   iStock/DNY59 A knowledge of theology, whether acquired through formal education or life in Christian community, can bring much to the practice of medicine, said Dr. Warren Kinghorn, a theologian […]

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The abundant waters of faith

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Discussion

  By Gretchen E. Ziegenhals   At the recent ecumenical gathering of pastors, professors and other institutional leaders, “A Convocation of Christian Leaders: Taking Faith Seriously,” we used a painting by Russian Jewish surrealist painter Marc Chagall as a warm-up on the first day of the event. The painting, one of Chagall’s depictions of “Moses […]

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Serene Jones: I did not anticipate how fast change would come

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

  The president of Union Theological Seminary reflects on her six years in office and the rapid pace of change both in her institution and in the church as a whole. Photo courtesy of Union Theological Seminary   In 2008, Serene Jones became the first female president of Union Theological Seminary in the City of […]

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The Emerging Church

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Books, Reviews

THE EMERGING CHURCH A Model for Change and Renewal Revised and Expanded by Bruce Sanguin Copperhouse/Woodlake 2014. 238 pages. $21.95 CAD Paper $13.50 CAD Kindle ISBN #978-1-77064-679-7. (originally published in 2008 and   introduced on Colleagues List   April 24th, 2010) My Thoughts: I have introduced here the original edition of “The Emerging Church” more than four […]

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Joseph Bathanti: Writing as a sacred office

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

  Growing up an Italian Catholic in Pittsburgh had a lasting impact on the recently named poet laureate of North Carolina.   Joseph Bathanti’s poems reflect his life. Raised in a close-knit, blue-collar community of Catholic immigrants in Pittsburgh, he attended parochial school and lived near his parents and other relatives until he was 23. […]

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120 Pioneers gather in Oxford to discuss mission spirituality and create poetry

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
General, Reviews

    Photo Credit: CMS [CMS] On Tuesday (14 October) 120 pioneers met at the Church Mission Society in Oxford for their second annual conversations day on pioneering. This year the focus was on mission spirituality. The contributors represented a wide range of theological perspectives and included Catholic contextual theologian from Chicago Steve Bevans, Ordained […]

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Restoring hope for historic Quebec church

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
Features

  By Leigh Anne Williams   The Rev. Thora Chadwick says that restoration work on St. George’s, Clarenceville, the oldest wooden church in Quebec, has been a sign of hope in a small community where people can feel marginalized. The tiny parish of St. George’s, Clarenceville, Que. is preparing for the 200th anniversary of its church […]

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Economy must serve life not profits, says Brazilian primate

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by CEP Administrator No Comments
News

  By André Forget   Anglican Episcopal Primate of Brazil Francisco de Assis da Silva meets with Canadian Primate Fred Hiltz in Toronto.   Francisco de Assis da Silva, Primate of Brazil and Bishop of South-Western Brazil, is in Canada this month to speak to the Synod of the Diocese of Ontario about the Church’s role […]

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