Day: February 17, 2009

A church full of clowns

If you are coulrophobic, you may want to pass on the following story, otherwise read on and learn about the the Clowns International Annual Service that took place at Holy Trinity Church in Hackney, in Greater London, England.

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A newer, greener convent

The Community of the Holy Spirit has designed a newer, smaller convent that will be both simpler to maintain and significantly reduce their carbon footprint. This comes after a decade of increasing environmental awareness to their ministries of teaching and spiritual direction.

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Hearing the voices of healthcare chaplains

Hospital chaplains are involved in almost everything that happens at a hospital, from birth to death and listening to patients and loved ones at times of crisis and transition. Chaplains sit on hospital committees and train nurses and medical students, but they have little voice when it comes to public conversations about religion and medicine in this country.

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God answers our prayers for unity

Neither proponents nor opponents of women in the episcopate will go away, says Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, so we had better agree to disagree. Canon Rosalind Brown suggests that the Bishop is the focus of unity for the church when she or he models reconciliation.

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Suffering for the sake of conscience

O God our Father, whose Son forgave his enemies while he was suffering shame and death: strengthen those who suffer for the sake of conscience; when they are accused, save them from speaking in hate;

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