African church conference discusses misuse of foreign aid By Fredrick Nzwili

By Fredrick Nzwili [Ecumenical News International, Nairobi] Church and civil society leaders at a global meeting on aid effectiveness in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi are discussing ways of holding governments accountable for the foreign aid they receive, and that some say is critical for Africa’s economic liberation but often is misused. “It is time … Continue reading “African church conference discusses misuse of foreign aid By Fredrick Nzwili”

The Persistence of Eliade’s Memory by Jeremy Biles

by Jeremy Biles Released this week on DVD, Francis Ford Coppola’s film Youth Without Youth, based on the novella of the same name by celebrated historian of religions Mircea Eliade (1907-1986), opens with a montage of clocks woozily stretching and bending.  These fluctuating clocks, reminiscent of the iconic melting timepieces in Salvador Dalí’s “The Persistence of Memory,” … Continue reading “The Persistence of Eliade’s Memory by Jeremy Biles”

Anglican – Lutheran International Commission Communique

[ACNS] The Third Anglican – Lutheran International Commission (ALIC) held its third meeting at Chennai, India, between 28 April and 5 May 2008, under the co-chairmanship of the Most Reverend Fred Hiltz, Primate of Canada, and of Reverend Dr. Cameron Harder, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, Canada, in the absence of Bishop Thomas Nyiwé, Cameroon, who … Continue reading “Anglican – Lutheran International Commission Communique”

Ecumenical conference in Washington D.C. seeks path to ‘peace in Jerusalem’ By Lucy Chumbley

By Lucy Chumbley [Episcopal News Service] Promoting a peaceful, two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict has seldom been more discouraging or difficult, delegates to the annual Churches for Middle East Peace Conference, held in Washington, D.C., April 20-22, heard from a variety of experts. But this work is more important than ever, representatives from 22 … Continue reading “Ecumenical conference in Washington D.C. seeks path to ‘peace in Jerusalem’ By Lucy Chumbley”

The 52nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

A significant number of women gathered from across the Anglican Communion to provide input to the annual session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, meet with other NGOs, and meet amongst themselves. What better occasion than to join our concerns for improving the lives of women and children, for the poor and … Continue reading “The 52nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women”