Day: February 4, 2009

Making money doing good

The Vestergaard-Frandsen Company, in Denmark, has found solving health problems and making products for the world’s poorest and most unhealthy places can both save lives

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Bennison loses appeal

An Episcopal Church panel announced on Wednesday that it had upheld its decision to defrock a bishop from Pennsylvania for covering up his brother’s sexual assaults of a teenage girl in the 1970s.

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Sudan Archbishop to Primates: do not abandon us

Calling on the Anglican Communion “not to abandon the people of Sudan in this time of danger and uncertainty,” Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul appealed to his fellow primates February 4 saying that the Church in Sudan needs “urgent support for the work of relief, rehabilitation and resettlement.”

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Pope says holocaust denier must recant

Holocaust-denying bishop Richard Williamson must “unequivocally and publicly” change his views before he can be admitted to office in the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican said Wednesday.

Also, in the news, a Vatican official says no to Anglican prelature idea.

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Bishop of Jerusalem denied entry to Gaza

The Right Rev’d Suheil S. Dawani, the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem and Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem that includes Gaza, after two hours of waiting was denied entry into the Gaza Strip at the Israeli EREZ security Crossing Point this morning along with Lutheran Bishop Mounib Younan

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Diocese of Virginia files appeal

The Diocese of Virginia filed formal notice on Feb. 3 of its intent to appeal, to the Virginia Supreme Court, a Fairfax County Circuit Court decision issued last month which ruled 11 congregations disaffiliated from The Episcopal Church were the owners of the local church property under Virginia law.

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Primates’ meeting reports and responses

The Primates reviewed the report of the Windsor Continuation Group (WCG), which Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has asked be kept private until the primates have concluded their meeting. In other news, the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner responds to Archbishop Aspinall’s report on the Covenant drafting process.

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Haiti: Sustaining hope amidst squalor

Many Episcopalians would be surprised to learn that Haiti is home to the largest and, by some measures, the strongest diocese within the Church. This certainly came as a surprise to me when I accompanied Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on her pastoral visit to the Diocese of Haiti last November. Our five-day pilgrimage, in fact, was filled with the unexpected.

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Making room

Our ability to make room for others, and the joy we do or do not find in such activity, depends largely on our experience of being accepted or not.

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