Assorted links

1. Baroness Denise Kingsmill, a member of the House of Lords, on how her country was dealing with gays serving openly in their military since 2000. [H/T Thinking Anglicans.]

2. African poverty is falling…much faster than you think [H/T Freakonomics]

3. Visualizing 200 years of mortality/wealth progress in just four minutes

4. Another reason to give in secret.

5. $3 million gift in honor of H. Boone Porter will support study of theology, environmental stewardship

6. General Seminary grapples with debt, mistrust of neighbors. [H/T Faith & Leadership]

7. To test housing program, some are denied aid [H/T Marginal Revolution]

8. TEC’s Young Adult Service Corp application deadline approaches. More in the extended entry below [H/T Diocese Virginia e-Communique]:

Young Adult Service Corps (YASC)

Service Adventures for Those Aged 21-30

• Ready for an experience that will transform your life?

• Want to be a part of what God is doing in the world?

• Want to help, work, laugh, love, cry, and worship with God’s people?

Then you are ready to work with YASC in a one-year assignment.

Young adults experience:

• Cultural Engagement

• Spiritual Commitment

• Vocational Reflection

Applicants will have a high degree of maturity and possess a faith commitment, the willingness to be a humble guest, and the ability to be an authentic companion. YASC brings young adults into the life of the worldwide Anglican Communion and into the daily work of a local community. At the same time, it brings the gifts and resources of the church into the lives of young adults as they explore their own faith journeys.

If you are interested in becoming a Young Adult Service Corps worker (YASCer), please contact Michelle Jobson at or 212-716-6124.

Young Adult Service Corps Discernment Weekend

Application deadline: January 6, 2011

YASC Volunteer Roster

Find out who is and was in the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) and how they chose to engage God’s mission in the world.

YASC Blogs

Read of their experience serving in a local diocese of the Anglican Communion.

Mission Service Application Forms
Mission Service Application Form, PDF
Reference Form, PDF

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