Joining God’s mission By Ian T. Douglas

      Joining God’s mission   Achieving the MDGs: Why should we care?    By Ian T. Douglas   [Episcopal Life] Too often we Christians working to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals neglect to name our motivation: Our faith in Jesus Christ and in God’s saving work in the world, God’s mission. We … Continue reading “Joining God’s mission By Ian T. Douglas”

Relating to other religions: A vintage article by Rowan Williams still seems fresh By Frederick Quinn

    Relating to other religions   A vintage article by Rowan Williams still seems fresh   By Frederick Quinn     [Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians increasingly back into the question of how Christianity should relate to other religions. An African-American woman priest claims dual membership in Islam and Christianity. A bishop-elect draws on the … Continue reading “Relating to other religions: A vintage article by Rowan Williams still seems fresh By Frederick Quinn”

Pigs, Plagues, Politics, and Religion By Spencer Dew

By Spencer Dew  In the last few weeks, fear of a swine flu pandemic temporarily closed churches in Mexico and altered liturgies in the United States, with some parishes cancelling the “passing of the peace” or performing Eucharist without a common cup.  In a “precautionary” measure, 300,000 pigs were slaughtered in Egypt, while the Taiwanese Tzu … Continue reading “Pigs, Plagues, Politics, and Religion By Spencer Dew”

Thinking theologically about pandemic

By The Right Rev. Linda Nicholls (As the world tracks the spread of swine flu, churches are taking precautions for the health of their communities. This document provides some theological principles for the church’s response. General Synod’s former coordinator for dialogue, Linda Nicholls [now an area bishop of Toronto], wrote these reflections as an appendix … Continue reading “Thinking theologically about pandemic”