The Common Good

Results for Episcopal Church

Vatican Editor Says England’s Female Bishops Vote 'Complicates' Relations
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England’s vote to allow female bishops threatens unity with the Catholic Church, according to the editor of the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. The Church o ...

Church of England Approves Women Bishops in Historic Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, on Monday the General Synod of the Church of England said “yes” to women bishops. After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, on Monday ...

COMMENTARY: The Church's Role in, and Against, Homophobia Across Africa
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 6:15pm | Type: Blog

In the last month, many Westerners watched in horror as Uganda, and then Nigeria, enacted laws that are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. In t ...

Mainline Protestants: Vintage or Vibrant?
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

Half a century ago, the denominations under the mainline umbrella dominated the American faith landscape. Now, after decades of declining numbers, only about one in five U.S. adults identifies with a mainline ...

Can Online Communion Be a Substitute for the Real Thing?
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

As online worship becomes more common in some churches, leaders within the United Methodist Church are debating whether the denomination should condone online Communion. As online ...

Anglican Communion Faces Troubled Waters
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Primates and bishops from the Global South attending a gathering in Toronto, said current proposals for a new Anglican Communion covenant don’t go far enough to heal the conflict in the communion over homosexu ...

10 Years After Gene Robinson, African Anglicans Take Stock
Originally Posted: 08/27/2013 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Concerned that the crisis in the worldwide Anglican Communion is deepening, conservative Anglican primates in Africa are organizing a second conference to discuss ways of returning the church to what they desc ...

Bobby McFerrin: Praying as He Sings
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

He’s best known for his iconic 1980s feel-good hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” but Grammy-award winning artist Bobby McFerrin explores a deeper side of life in a new album. He’s best ...

ELCA Lutherans Elect First Openly Gay Bishop
Originally Posted: 06/04/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first openly gay bishop, the Rev. R. Guy Erwin, to oversee churches in Southern California, four years after the church allowed openly gay men and les ...

Why I Return to Bikram Yoga, and the Church
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

As I waited in the room heated to 105 degrees, my friend Molly looked for a sliver of floor space for her yoga mat. “I probably need a more relaxing type of yoga,” I whispered, almost apologizing for bringing ...

All Eyes on Texas, S.C. Church Property Fights
Originally Posted: 02/18/2013 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

When disgruntled congregations have left hierarchical denominations such as the Episcopal Church, they’ve often lost property battles as civil courts ruled buildings and land are not theirs to keep. ...

Episcopal Bishop Schori Addresses Senate Committee on Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 02/12/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Episcopal Bishop Schori on preventing gun violence Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, submitted written testimony today to the U.S. Senate ...

Episcopal Bishop Jane Dixon Dies at 75
Originally Posted: 12/28/2012 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

Bishop Jane Dixon, 75, died in her sleep on Christmas Day, according to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Dixon was the second woman consecrated as bishop in the Episcopal Church and the thurd in Anglican C ...

Bishop Gene Robinson Sets Sights on D.C. as Retirement Looms
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

CONCORD, N.H. -- When V. Gene Robinson became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church in 2003, his controversial election triggered shock waves and fears of schism across the worldwide Anglican Com ...

Despite Doubters, Mainline Protestant Churches Poised for Success
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

Commentators see decisions they don't like — such as the Episcopal Church's recent endorsement of a rite for blessing same-sex unions. They see declines in church membership. They pounce. ...

This Week in Religion: Friday July 13, 2012 (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Do Not Display (black women, Episcopal Church, Melinda Gates, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Racial and Social Justice, Scientology, Tom Cruise, Faith and P ...

In Praise of Episcopalians
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

I'm proud of The Episcopal Church. I'm proud of how they conducted themselves. I'm proud that they disagreed, deliberated, explored, preached, and prayed their way through this. We Baptists aren ...

Palmed, Passionate Drama
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

Dramatic structure serves to sharpen our focus and draws us into narrative as imagined and experienced co-conspirators in the Palm Sunday service. The Bible is steeped in drama.   ...

Breakaway Anglicans Ordered to Return Property by April 30
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 7:53pm | Type: Blog

A Virginia judge has ordered seven congregations that broke from the Episcopal Church to return all property to the local diocese — from valuable land to sacred chalices — by April 30. ...

On Ash Wednesday, Episcopalians Take it to the Streets
Originally Posted: 02/22/2012 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

This year, at least 49 Episcopal parishes across 12 states will offer ashes to passersby at train stations, bus stops and college campuses on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 22) as Danieley's "Ashes to Go" ...

The Afternoon News: Monday Nov. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

U.S. Bishops Should Focus On Economy, On Deficit Reduction... THE WASHINGTON POST (ON FAITH):  U.S. Bishops Should Focus On Economy As the American Catholic bishops gather f ...

Church: Socks Are Optional but Grace is Required
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

September 18 was National Back to Church Sunday. It's OK. I missed it, too. September 18 was National Back to Church Sunday. It's OK. I missed it, too. ...

Vanquishing Jane Crow
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith, by Sarah Azaransky. Civil ...

Southern Sudanese in Khartoum at Risk
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong>: South Sudan is preparing for its independence referendum on January 9 -- an event whose occurrence is threatened by North Sudan's intransigence ...

Churches Key to Peace in Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<strong>[</strong><em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> Voter registration has now started for South Sudan's January 9 referendum on independence -- an event whose occurre ...

A House of Prayer for All Races
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I was privileged the last few days to be in Phoenix, Arizona. I was privileged the last few days to be in Phoenix, Arizona. (What an amazing place -- the sunshine and the cloudles ...

On Faith on Glenn Beck, and a Video PSA for Social Justice Christians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/04/19/on-faith-on-glenn-beck-and-a-video-psa-for-social-justice-christians/"></a>Last week, The Washington Post's <a href="http:// ...

Looking Beyond the U.S. for Emerging Church Trends
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.freshworship.org/node/660"></a>[<a href="../tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the Sojour ...

Voting for Change
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger This summer, the largest Lutheran and Episcopalian denominations in the U.S. voted for more complete inclusion of gay an ...

Reclaiming the E-Word and Seizing the Episcopal Moment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Lost in the buzz over the U.S. Episcopal Church's decision to bless same sex unions was a missional moment. Lost in the buzz over the U.S. Episcopal Church's decision to ...

Bishop Robinson's Lost Prayer at the Inaugural Kick-off
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sunday afternoon, I sat in front of the TV with a box of tissues and watched every second of the "We Are One" concert at the Lincoln Memorial live on HBO.</p> ...

Look Who's Praying at the Inauguration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop.</p> <p>The first female president of the Disciples of Christ.</p> The first openly gay Episcopal bishop. The first fem ...

Holy Insecurity
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Diana Butler Bass Honest preaching in difficult days. For Catholics and mainline Protestants, the weekly Sunda ...

One House at a Time
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joanne O'Neill I had just returned from a mission trip organized by the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana's Office of Disaster Resp ...

Episcopal Bishops Still at Crossroads
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez At the request of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Will ...

Follow The Money
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., released a report in May that revealed how a small group of wealthy funders a ...

Recovering an "Older Unity"
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Holum In the trenches, Lutheran-Episcopal communion goes on. "We know that some of you, called by the ...