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Episcopalians Work To Put The 'T' in Equality

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

When the Episcopal Church gathers in Indianapolis next week for its every-three-year General Convention, transgender inclusion will be on our "to-do" list. We'll have plenty of work to do as we support trans-inclusive resolutions that will be wending their way through our legislative process.

Why The Church Of England Shouldn't Fear Gay Marriage

Greg Garrett | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Greg Garrett

As an old body-surfer, I can attest that it is a scary thing to have a huge wave bearing down on you and to feel as if you are about to be tossed and turned at its pleasure without being able to do much in response to it. This wave is large, and it is growing.

A Conflicted Hindu Response To Gay Rights

Chris Fici | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

It is an unfortunate aspect of my experience within the Hindu tradition that I have experienced prejudice towards the gay community. It has always made me quite uncomfortable.

WATCH: Pat Robertson's Latest Outlandish Statements

Posted 05.18.2012 | Religion

Pat Robertson appeared yet again on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club," and yet again his remarks were unabashedly forthcoming. When a...

Church Forgives, Offers Funeral To Homeless Man Who Killed Himself After Murdering Priest

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland is offering forgiveness and a funeral service for a homeless man who killed himself after fata...

An Unexpected Encounter: Putting My Anti-Racism Training to Work

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

If I hadn't been at the Anti-Racism Training that day, would I have been so quick to invite this unknown African American man into my car? And give him that much money?

Christopher Mathias

Seamen's Church Institute Hosts First Titanic Memorial Service | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.13.2012 | New York

What was likely the first memorial for those killed in the Titanic tragedy was not meant to be a memorial at all. On April 16, 1912, after nearly ...

WATCH: Science And Religion With Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion


Religion and Politics Are Inseparable: Get Over It

Pierre Whalon | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Pierre Whalon

The separation of church and state is certainly a major advance in human history and political theory. That said, all of us, even us bishops, have a duty and a right as citizens to engage in politics, at least by casting a vote.

Who's Afraid Of Female Priests?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Christian baptism means complete, not partial, church membership. Any kind of churchly caste system is on the shakiest theological grounds. A baptized Christian is equal to any other baptized Christian as a member of the Body of Christ.

Reflecting On Rowan: The Archbishop Who Almost Walked on Water

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

We chose to walk on water. We chose to step out in faith in response to the one who says "come" and to believe that miracles can happen.

Why I Am Hopeful About The Trayvon Martin Case

Bishop Stacy Sauls | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Bishop Stacy Sauls

God, I know, has promised that justice will roll down like mighty waters. I am hopeful. And I believe I have reason to be hopeful.

Jaweed Kaleem

WATCH: Top Episcopal Bishop Addresses Controversial Issues | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- The movement toward legalizing same-sex marriage and the acceptance of gay people as clergy and lay members of religious groups is "a done...

Appreciating the Leadership of Rowan Williams

Greg Garrett | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Greg Garrett

If Rowan Williams could not convince followers of Christ to love each other, I cannot conceive of anyone -- or anything -- that will.

National Cathedral's Preservation Needs Top $50 Million

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — It's where the nation's capital gathers to mourn, to pray and to seek comfort during tragedies. Now the Washington National Cathedr...

Lent Can Be A Season Of Action-Reflection

Bishop Prince Singh | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Bishop Prince Singh

Every year, the church reminds us to observe an intentional season of introspection during the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday follows Fat Tuesday and launches this season, urging Christians to engage self-regulation.

Proudly, Prayerfully Pro-Choice

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Speaking out on this issue, I unleashed a flurry of responses from folks who were unable to reconcile my position as a pro-choice advocate with my vocation as a priest and pastor. One commenter summed it up tersely: "What kind of religion do you represent, lady?"

PHOTOS: Two Years Since Haiti Earthquake, A Cathedral Rebuilds

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

We are all diminished by the reality of the situation in Haiti. Reconstruction has been painfully slow, funds promised by other nations have not yet been paid or paid in full, and many, many people still live in tents.

Judge: Episcopal Church Should Regain Breakaway Va. Buildings

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 03.12.2012 | DC

FAIRFAX, Va. — The Episcopal Church should be restored as the owner of several historic churches in Virginia, a judge has ruled, years after the...

Pope Names Cleric For US Ex-Anglicans

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 03.02.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI named a married former Episcopal bishop Sunday to head the first U.S. organizational structure for disaffected ...

Homophobic Do-Gooders

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

Why are so many of those who believe what I believe homophobes? And more importantly, what is a reasonable response to those who serve the poor, hungry, homeless and mentally ill, but hate the gays?

My Mother: "God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!"

Jim Luce | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

My mother's words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I...

An Opportunity For Reflection

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

The greatest memorial to those who died 10 years ago will be a world more inclined toward peace. What are you doing to build a living memorial like that?

Celebrating The Holy: Marriage Equality As Sacrament

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

A sacrament, and I believe marriage is one, is a manifestation of God's grace and love, an outward and visible sign, we say. Something you can see and understand that points to what God might be like.

Lessons From The Casey Anthony Case

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 12.16.2011 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

It appears to most of the world that in our courts parents can get away with neglect, irresponsible behavior and putting their child in the trunk of a car without any of these actions being labeled as "abuse."