Day: February 3, 2010

Episcopalian provides cover for Joint Chiefs of Staff

For the past two years, I have expressed the view that it was time for the law to be reviewed by Congress. I fully support the new approach on gays in the military presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee this week by Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. – Colin Powell

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UK faith communities triple header

Statements from: C of E Bishop Scott-Joynt; Lord Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; and the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. They all agree with the pope, and muse about natural law and such.

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Trust women

Former college and professional football player Sean James and Olympic gold medalist Al Joyner respond to the Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad, featuring Tim Tebow and his mother.

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Assorted links

1. Moses, a Ugandan man seeking asylum in the U.S., hid his face Tuesday at a news conference in Washington to announce the formation of

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The Times: The Church and underwater mortgages

It is not clear how Tishman’s aim of turning the complex’s rent-stabilised units into luxury apartments fits in with the Church’s ethical investment policy. The Church of England’s defence is that this was “established practice”.

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Backers of UK Equality Bill throw in the towel

Ms Harman, the Equalities Minister, had been engaged in a long dispute with churches and religious organisations over their exemption from anti-discrimination employment law, and how it affects “non-religious” posts. The dispute led to a government defeat on a key amendment to the Bill last week in the Lords, but it was expected that Ms Harman would reintroduce the measure.

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Dinner church: sit down at the table

We do church this way because people are hungry. People in New York have hungry bellies that may be filled with home cooked food. They have hungry souls that may be filled with holy text, holy conversation. And these hungers are sated when we sit down together to eat.

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One in service, in sacrifice

Now and then you hear wild and frightening talk about a “holy war” which will some day overtake and destroy America. The four chaplains of three faiths on the troopship Dorchester had the answer for that, and their answer is perhaps the epic experience of World War II. . . .

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