Sacramental listening By Nancy Peterson

Sacramental listening Social worker learns the power and comfort of being heard   By Nancy Peterson   [Episcopal Life] I am a social worker. My parents always were somewhat mystified by my choice of career, as I grew up in a fairly affluent suburban California family with loving, stable, college-educated parents. My father was a … Continue reading “Sacramental listening By Nancy Peterson”

Reflective spaces: Religious orders seek God in each other and the world By Patricia Colby Nakamura

  Reflective spaces Religious orders seek God in each other and the world   By Patricia Colby Nakamura     [Episcopal Life] Silence descends as a blessing. After the noise of days and the busyness of the world, it calms and heals, allowing mind and soul to find themselves, to reintegrate. Elijah knew that God … Continue reading “Reflective spaces: Religious orders seek God in each other and the world By Patricia Colby Nakamura”

Congregations need to rediscover their spiritual centers By Celia Allison Hahn

  Congregations need to rediscover their spiritual centers   By Celia Allison Hahn      [Episcopal Life] “What do you need most from your church?” In one typical survey, four out of five Episcopalians replied, “I want food for my spiritual hunger.” Another study discovered that, although many people volunteered to serve on their vestries … Continue reading “Congregations need to rediscover their spiritual centers By Celia Allison Hahn”

Video marks 15 years since Primate’s apology to Aboriginals By Ali Symons

By Ali Symons General Synod Web Writer On August 6, 1993, Archbishop Michael Peers, then-Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, stood before the National Native Convocation in Minaki, Ont. and apologized for his church’s involvement in residential schools. The Anglican Church of Canada had helped administer around three dozen schools between 1820 and 1969, … Continue reading “Video marks 15 years since Primate’s apology to Aboriginals By Ali Symons”

Archbishop of Canterbury’s concluding presidential address to the 2008 Lambeth Conference

[Episcopal News Service, Canterbury] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered the following presidential address August 3 during the concluding plenary of the 2008 Lambeth Conference. The address is also available as a PDF here. I began the second of these plenary addresses with a reminder of the question, ‘What is Lambeth ’08 going to say?’ … Continue reading “Archbishop of Canterbury’s concluding presidential address to the 2008 Lambeth Conference”