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September 9, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] It has been nearly two months since the beginning of General Convention 2012.  As a deputy, I remember the excitement around the idea of doing things differently.  The cynical side of me says that we will cut staff and resources, but ultimately seek to preserve an...

September 5, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] A movement toward structural reform captivated the 77th General Convention. Scores of resolutions were proposed to reshape our means of governance, and some people went so far as to propose a constitutional convention at which we would simply start again, tabula rasa....

August 30, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] On a recent trip to upstate New York, my family and I visited the Abbey of the Genesee, a Trappist monastery overlooking the green, rolling countryside south of Rochester. In its gift store, loaves of bread made by the monks were prominently displayed. “Monks...

August 29, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The church where I grew up in Chicago is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The Maryland church I serve as rector was established in 1638. My home church was the neighborhood’s Old First Church and it had a sense of place, but St. George’s in Valley Lee has an...

August 20, 2012

Danielle Tumminio

[Episcopal News Service] This past month, Hulu released the second season of the British television show, “Rev.,” a kind of Vicar-of-Dibley-ten-years-later story about a male priest in inner-city London.

But unlike the “Vicar of Dibley,” “Rev.” has a...

August 14, 2012

[Religion News Service] Comparing today with yesterday is a popular yet pointless pastime.

For one thing, we rarely remember yesterday accurately. More to the point, yesterday was so, well, yesterday — different context, different players, different period in our lives, different numbers...

July 31, 2012

[The Chapel Hill News] I grew up a Southern Baptist.

That meant making a personal decision to follow Jesus, the right of all people to make their own choices about their beliefs. It meant my grandparents were missionaries; my great grandfather was a minister. It meant arguing about God...

July 31, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] In the wake of the 77th General Convention, journalists from two esteemed pillars of the press (The Wall Street Journal on the right and The New York Times on the left) have leveled some harsh criticisms of the Episcopal Church, citing long-term decreases in...

July 30, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] With the Summer Olympics underway, we’ll be hearing and reading a steady stream of stories extolling diversity. Beginning with the opening ceremony, in which athletes from each country parade around a track before taking their positions alongside fellow competitors, the...

July 26, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] As the director of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations in Washington, D.C., there is never a day in which I do not think about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Meetings with policymakers, consultations with other advocates for peace with justice (...

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