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”

Anglican booksellers fortify their ministry by Ali Symons, General Synod Web Writer

By¬†Ali Symons, General Synod Web Writer Their churches are bookshelves and stock rooms. They preach about new theology books and vestments. Anglican booksellers aren’t your average ministers, but they reach out to hundreds of people who pass through their doors each week. From May 5 to 7, they met in Toronto, to bolster this ministry … Continue reading “Anglican booksellers fortify their ministry by Ali Symons, General Synod Web Writer”

SACRED CAUSES: The Clash of Religion and Politics From the Great War to the War on Terror by Michael Burleigh

SACRED CAUSES:The Clash of Religion and Politics From the Great War to the War on Terror, by Michael Burleigh HarperCollins Canada: Toronto, ON. 2007. 557 pages. Hardcover. $34.95 Cdn. ISBN #978-0-06058-0957. By Wayne A. Holst In his first volume of two studies on the coupling of europeanculture and faith covering the late eighteenth century to … Continue reading “SACRED CAUSES: The Clash of Religion and Politics From the Great War to the War on Terror by Michael Burleigh”

Colonial legacies, Anglican identities addressed at pioneering conference in Manchester

By Matthew Davies [Episcopal News Service, Manchester, England] Conversations about postcolonialism and the cultural and religious identities that have been shaped by the colonial past have seldom found their way onto the agendas of the Anglican Communion’s main councils and Instruments of Communion. An international group of scholars in colonial theory and Anglican history, that … Continue reading “Colonial legacies, Anglican identities addressed at pioneering conference in Manchester”