Day: August 20, 2011

Stop blaming only the poor for the riots

Barry Morgan, the Archbishop of Wales has strong words from establishment figures in the U.K. who are blaming the August riots solely on the lack of morals amongst the poor. He challenges the “elite” to put their own house in order first, and to see to their own moral compasses before they call for the adjustment of others’.

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Saturday August 20

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the

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ELCA confronts “fallout” from progress on same-sex relationships

In what might be seen as a pull back from the 2009 stance, the LIFT report drafters recommend that “no social statements be brought to churchwide assemblies until a study process examines the ELCA’s system of theological conversation and mutual discernment,” suggesting a moratorium on “contentious” social statements for a time.

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