Day: September 10, 2009

Angel in the airport

Chester Cook knows he can always find a lost soul at the re-ticketing counter at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Bishops care about health care

“Bishops Working for a Just World,” seeks universal heath-care coverage and solutions to domestic and global poverty and the environmental crisis. Bishops make annual trips to the nation’s capital to advocate for specific legislation or changes to legislation.

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Anglican imaginations run wild

After yesterday’s Daily Episcopalian essay by Frank M. Turner, the blog-landscape was buzzing with responses, applauds, critiques, hand-wringing, and much good thought, all in all.

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Obama preaches the moral “we” – Diana Butler Bass

“Tonight was about the moral “we.” President Obama delivered a hope-filled speech that called us to stop being part of a camp–and instead see our “camp” as the wider American family. Those of us who are rich, who are poor, who are in-between, those who are ill, who are healthy, who one day may be infirm. We are in this together.”

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Unintended alliances

“The parties at risk are the Church of England and the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, which may find themselves at the head of a communion synonymous with the agenda of the American right.”

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Walking a peace witness in Bilbao

We’d just arrived in the Basque country for a visit with my daughter when an ETA car bomb killed Eduardo Puelles Garcia, a Spanish police anti-terrorism investigator in Bilbao. Patxi Lopez, newly elected president of Spain’s Basque autonomous region called for a peace witness, and my daughter and her partner asked if we wanted to join them in the march.

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Seeking one’s place

So the man groped for light; all this was not Life,–it was the world-wandering of a soul in search of itself, the striving of one who vainly sought his place in the world, ever haunted by the shadow of a death that is more than death,–the passing of a soul that has missed its duty. Twenty years he wandered,

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