Total votes: 309
April 24, 2013

[Religion News Service] I wonder if social isolation — not extremist religion or Chechen roots — explains the two brothers who set off bombs during the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding more than 170.

The older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was quoted as saying “I don’t have a...

Total votes: 360
April 17, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] A few years ago one of my younger brothers, Sam, in his early 60′s, ran the Boston Marathon.  My family came from all over the country to support him and watch the marathon.  We had a great time, getting on and off the crowded Green Line subway trolleys,...

Total votes: 174
April 8, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Washington] This blog is the first in a series in honor of Alcohol Awareness Month. Each week in April, we will feature addiction awareness blogs written by clergy and lay people from throughout the Diocese of Washington. We invite you to share your thoughts, responses,...

Total votes: 412
January 14, 2013

Children play in a slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in late December. Many Haitians are still living in tent cities three years are a major earthquake devastated the capital but, there are signs for progress. Photo/Swoan Parker, Reuters


Total votes: 88
December 19, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post’s religion section.

We like to think of Christmas as a magical time of the year. That is particularly true for those of us in New York, where the season leading up to Christmas takes on...

Total votes: 91
December 19, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] A number of years ago I helped plan a church event that despite our best efforts attracted only a handful of people. Afterwards one of the other organizers consoled me by saying: “Remember, Jesus said feed my sheep, not count my sheep.”

That’s surely a...

Total votes: 78
December 18, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post’s religion section.

I want to challenge you to find something to rejoice about today. Even in the face of the pain around us, we are here to discover joy — today and every day. What can you...

Total votes: 84
December 18, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post’s religion section.

Pulling into the filling station on my way to Newtown in the early afternoon last Friday, the woman at the gas pump next to me asked: “How do we make sense of all of this?”...

Total votes: 85
December 17, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Schools are places of order.  Like courthouses and churches, we consider them to be oases of order in a disordered world.  In our schools our sense of how the world should be is set up and put in place for the benefit of each generation, and in them for the benefit of...

Total votes: 63
December 12, 2012

Danielle Tumminio

[Episcopal News Service] I heard Santa on the roof when I was five years old.

Or, to be more accurate, I heard his reindeers on the roof, and I remember this as clearly as I remember my wedding day: There were jingling bells and clicker clacker sounds...