Day: August 3, 2009

Ohio clergy featured in article about General Convention

The Cleveland based Plain Dealer has an unusually well done article on the most recent General Convention. They report with a focus on their local clergy, Gay Jennings and Mark Hollingsworth who served at General Convention in the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops respectively in particular but with other Ohio clergy quoted as well.

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Letter from the Presiding Bishop discusses property issues

The Presiding Bishop sent a letter the bishops of the Episcopal Church late last weekend, summing up conversations held during General Convention and with her Council of Advice. In the letter she discusses the strategy that is governing the way the Episcopal Church responds to legal challenges regarding diocesan and parish property.

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What if a schism occurs?

There are a couple of pieces in the Guardian today asking about why the idea of schism in the Anglican Communion is too awful to conceive, or if it did happen, what the practical consequences would be.

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U2, the Millennium Development Goals and the Church

At General Convention this year-a convention dedicated to exploring the South African concept of “ubuntu,” the idea that we are made to be in relationship with each other-the Episcopal Church rededicated itself to the Millennium Development Goals. Even though delegates were forced to cut the Church’s overall budget, the convention retained a line item for the MDGs.

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Sorrow songs

They that walked in darkness sang songs in the olden days—Sorrow Songs–for they were weary at heart. And so before each thought that I have written in this book I have set a phrase, a haunting echo of these weird old songs in which the soul of the black slave spoke to men. Ever since I was a child these songs have stirred me strangely.

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