Day: November 4, 2008

Prayers for President-elect Barack Obama

O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to thy merciful care, that, being guided by thy Providence, we may dwell secure in thy peace. Grant to the President of the United States and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do thy will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in thy fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen

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500 years of Calvin celebrated in chocolate

Swiss chocolatier Blaise Poyet believes he has captured the essence of the Protestant reformer Jean Calvin in special chocolate pralines he created to mark the 500th anniversary of the religious figure who made his mark on European history.

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What does the election mean to religion observers?

To both evangelicals and religion and politics scholars, Election Day is about more than just coloring in state lines. If they had their own CNN magic map, the graphics would show more than just red and blue. The focus would be on state ballot initiatives and where evangelicals land in exit-poll results.

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Dia de los muertos

Many Episcopal churches around the country celebrated Dia de Los Muertos – the Day of the Dead, on All Souls or sometime during the past

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Reflections on an election

And, until justice comes down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream, we will vote in Remembrance of our ancestors past, for Responsibility of ourselves today; and, in Reclamation of our hope for future generations.

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An Afghanistan Surge?

The U.S. must rapidly develop an exit strategy that will minimize the loss of life on all sides. Prolonged occupation of Afghanistan lacks both moral justification and a reasonable chance of success, however one might define that term. Concurrently, the U.S., NATO, and their international partners should employ force to apprehend or destroy morally legitimate targets (e.g., Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda training camps).

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Prayers for election day

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States and of this community in the election of officials and representatives;

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