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For Holy Week: The Gospel According to Debby Boone

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

I'm not sure what finally convinced me to click on it but I did. And what I heard was a red carpet interview with Debby Boone about why she was there in support of the GLAAD Awards and her own journey toward embracing the full inclusion of LGBT people.

Easter Message 2014

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

The tomb is empty, and nobody knows where the body is. Mary Magdalene tells the others about the mysterious disappearance, but they give up and go home.

How One Woman Left Nursing To Follow A Courageous New Career Path

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Of all the profiles that I came across while compiling information for this series on boomer and reinvention, Patrice Fike's was the most unique.

Can Heaven Be "Revealed"?

Pierre Whalon | Posted 03.14.2014 | Books
Pierre Whalon

Skeptics must themselves confront the logical fallacy of claiming that such experiences are impossible, since the brain is the origin of the mind, and a dead brain produces nothing.

Lent and Time

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

The nineteenth century philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard, describes the world as a poem written by God, a poem in which the poet actually participate...

God Loves You as You Are: A Message for All Gay and Transgender Latinos From an American Missionary in Costa Rica

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 02.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Richard M. Weinberg

I cannot fully understand what it means to be an LGBT Costa Rican (or an LGBT Latino, for that matter) because I don't live here and I'm not Latino. Still, I do believe that there are certain things that we LGBT people around the world who have grown up in a faith community have in common.

The Reaction To The 'Homeless Jesus' Demonstrates Why It Is Needed

Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion

This 'Homeless Jesus' statue has found a home after similar works were rejected from cathedrals in New York and Canada, but not all are welcoming it w...

Arizona Bishop Steps Up Against 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing' Discrimination Bill

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

When the wolf of bias, bigotry and discrimination presents itself in the sheep's clothing of 'protecting religious liberty' it is crucial for religious leaders to speak the truth that will set us all free. Stepping up to that challenge is the Episcopal Bishop of Arizona Bishop Kirk Smith.

Vulnerable

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 02.21.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

What would be possible if we allowed ourselves to be vulnerable, to take the risks that love demands?

Episcopal Bishops Rebuke Kansas Anti-Gay Bill

Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion

On Wednesday, Kansas' Republican-dominated House passed Bill 2453, which makes it legal for individuals, groups, and businesses to refuse services for...

Our Common Identity

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

I sometimes wonder if it makes much difference that for some of us, our Christian identity is a vertical identity shared with parents, and for others of us, it is a horizontal identity, an aspect of personality that may even put us at odds with our family of origin.

Vice President in Charge of Revolution

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

For decades I've been moved -- in deep, deep ways -- by things this book is clearly trying to tell me about who we are and how we got that way.

People Are Kind Of Upset About This Historic Boston Church

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 02.03.2014 | Religion

The pediment of The Cathedral Church Of St. Paul in Boston has stood empty for 190 years, as the builders of the impressive Greek Revival structure ra...

Bishop Otis Charles and the Bridge to Somewhere

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

We may not be there yet, but we are on the road. We are passing the tipping point. And we are going to keep moving forward until marriage equality is a national norm, not a local option. Because, in the words of San Juan County Clerk Norman Johnson: 'It's time.'

How Do I Forgive?

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

The most frequently mentioned and crippling spiritual problem for the people I know concerns how to forgive. When you think about it many of the problems we face at a basic level have to do with forgiveness.

Episcopalians Urge Vote on ENDA

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

On December 6th and 7th -- as the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles met for its 118th annual convention -- the Diocesan LGBT Ministry offered convention goers the opportunity to sign onto this letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging a vote on ENDA.

Washington National Cathedral Charges Admission

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

You might be angry at the idea of a charge to enter a church. You might think that these grand buildings are the problem. I think it is exactly the opposite.

Of Course: Women Pastors and Bishops

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Norma Cook Everist

Women kept responding to God's call, even when churches through the ages said, "Can't you wait a few more years, decades, centuries?"

Great News For Hawaii's LGBT Community

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Derrick DePledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i on Saturday voted to encourage the state Legislature to pass marriage equality, the largest denomination to announce ...

Bringing Burning Man Home

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 12.25.2013 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

What did I bring home? Mystical experiences in the desert renewed my sense of intimacy with the divine. In the solitude of early morning, red slivers of cloud intersecting the rising sun made me feel like God was baptizing me in dust.

Retired Catholic Priest Marries Jewish Partner Of 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.24.2013 | Religion

Retired Catholic priest the Rev. Tom Pivinski and his partner of over 20 years, Malcolm Navias, celebrated a beautiful interfaith wedding on Monday at...

Religion at Burning Man

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 12.18.2013 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

In outlandish costumes, creating breathtaking works of art, building friendships we tried to express more completely who we genuinely are. Perhaps for a short time we could even see ourselves and others more clearly as children of God.

Maverick Bishop Regrets Nothing

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Religion

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (RNS) At 82, retired and enjoying life, Bishop John Shelby Spong doesn’t have to be the liberal enfant terrible whose pronouncem...

Learning Generosity at Burning Man

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Burning Man gives me a clearer idea of how to serve in God's kingdom, because God's reign is not just what happens when you die. It is continuous with the way we live right now.

'Homophobia Is Sinful,' Says National Cathedral Dean

Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

The Dean of Washington's National Cathedral, Rev. Gary Hall, came out in no uncertain terms this weekend to denounce LGTB discrimination in his Sunday...