Day: November 26, 2007

The Miniature Earth

If you could express what the world would look like if it were a community of only 100 people, what would it look like? This

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Slo mo schism

The new religion correspondent at the Guardian, Riazat Butt, has mixed feelings about the slow fracture of the Anglican Communion. In a column in Religious

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Drenched in grace

Drenched in Grace was “A celebration and recovery of the traditional breadth and diversity of Anglicanism. The time has come for us to re-articulate our theological credentials as Anglicans, for whom inclusiveness, acceptance and listening to other points of view and tradition are not optional extras, but central to our Christian identity.”

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Rowan Williams under quick burst attack

The Sunday Times chose to interpret the interview as an assualt on the United States as the “worst” imperialist nation, an accusation not made in the interview. Meanwhile, John Bolton, a former US ambassador known for his neocon views, launched a vitriolic attack on the archbishop and all critics of the US-led war on BBC Radio 4 Today.

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Reaching out for peace

Episcopal bishop John Bryson Chane of Washington recently visited Iran to discuss the points of contact between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and found among the

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The moral example of Desmond Tutu

Tutu speaks of a loving God whose divine intention for us is liberation. He speaks of a God who loves us as we are, yet calls us far beyond where we are to do God’s work and live a life emulating God. We are to combat injustice, oppression, evil, “those aberrations of divine will,” and live lives where the norm is the good, love, compassion, laughter, generosity, caring.

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Prayer in changing seasons

Mindfulness and awareness, though the essential foundation of a life of prayer, are not in themselves sufficient. There must be some structure and framework, regular times for prayer, particularly shared prayer, and it is these that Benedict is establishing here [in Chapter 8 of the Rule]. Prayer

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