Day: December 5, 2008

PB “accepts” Bishop Iker’s renunciation of orders

Accepting Bishop Iker’s voluntary renunciation now rather than waiting for the March meeting of the House will do much to alleviate the difficult circumstances facing the Episcopalians in Fort Worth, who are functioning in a Diocese devoid of any formal leadership.

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The Ethics of Aid

Krista Trippet speaks with Binyavanga Wainaina to explore the complex ethics of global aid. Wainaina is a young writer from Kenya and “is among a rising generation of African voices who bring a cautionary perspective” to the morality and efficacy behind many Western initiatives to abolish poverty and speed development in Africa.”

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Breaking news: nothing happened

Ruth Gledhill reports that five Primates came to talk with the Archbishop of Canterbury about the goings-on in the Anglican Communion and, presumably, the events in Wheaton. She says nothing happened.

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100,000? We think not

It is journalistically irresponsible to continue to write that the breakaway bishops represent 100,000 people and that these people have left the Episcopal Church when the bishops have provided no evidence that this is the case, and there are so many reasons to doubt the accuracy of their claim.

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A little perspective from RNS and the presiding bishop

The incredible overreaction of The New York Times to the news that five or six percent of the members of a church that accounts for one percent of the U. S. population were leaving to found their own denomination continued to reverberate through the media world yesterday but glimmers of hope emerged for Episcopalians who are tired of the press treating their church like a punching bag.

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A vigil of remembrance, redemption and solidarity

They were Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, those of other faiths or no faith. They came to stand together against the forces that killed nearly 200 and injured more than 300 in India. It was called a “Candlelight Vigil for Mumbai” on the campus of the State University of New York at New Paltz about 80 miles north of Manhattan

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Light-bearing eyes

The commandment of the Lord shines clearly, enlightening the eyes. Receive Christ, receive power to see, receive your light, that you may plainly recognize both God and man. More delightful than gold and precious stones, more desirable than honey and the honeycomb is the Word that has enlightened us.

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