The two documents to be discussed by the ACC when it convenes May 1-13 in Kingston, Jamaica, are the proposed Anglican covenant and the Windsor Continuation Group’s final report that was made public during the early February meeting of the leaders, known as primates, of the communion’s provinces. The latest draft of an Anglican covenant is expected to be released next week ahead of the ACC meeting.
The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York has told a newly formed episcopal search committee that they are to adhere to the terms of 2006 General Convention Resolution B033.
The AP reports that the Iowa Supreme Court says the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples.
The Task Force for ELCA Studies on Sexuality has released reports that will come before the 2009 Churchwide Assembly, August 17-23, 2009, in Minneapolis. If the four resolutions pass, it will effectively give Lutherans a local option as to same sex blessings and the ordination partnered gay ordinands.
If Earth Hour happens only once a year, and for one hour, then it is a huge failure. Worse than that, the whole feel-good propaganda around it distracts many people from the serious danger the environment is in. It is almost like giving a placebo to a very sick patient. It is a medication that does nothing concrete, but takes away fears from people’s minds and allows them to go back to their daily environmental unfriendly activities, once the Earth Hour is over.